Friday's snowstorm was only supposed to drop a "couple of inches" of snow on Manchester. Instead, schools were cancelled for the day, and unconfirmed reports placed the snowfall figure around 16 to 18 inches.
The National Weather Service said that, as of noon, Manchester had received 16.5 inches of snow, while some residents own measurements placed the total even higher.
Needless to say, it was quite the surprise for many, and left most wishing for winter to hurry up and end (which, at least based on the calendar, won't be for another few weeks)!
Plows were out in force in town starting late Thursday night and throughout the day on Friday. General Manager Scott Shanley said that Manchester's snow budget had already taken a hard hit this winter from a February blizzard that dropped nearly three feet of snow on the town, and that the town was considering cutting back on some spring maintenance and projects to make up for the overages.
"It just continues to add stress," said Shanley.
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