The second round of a lingering snowstorm dropped several more inches on the Attleboro area Monday night and Tuesday, closing schools and making for a slippery morning commute.
Numerous accidents were reported but none were believed to be too serious.
There were several accidents reported by state police on Interstate 95, including in Attleboro and Foxboro and some vehicles skidded off local roadways.
North Attleboro firefighters responded to a few accidents.
“The main roads are clear but the side roads are snow-covered,” Fire Chief Christopher Coleman said Tuesday morning. “There were a couple of accidents but nothing major.”
Among the mishaps was a vehicle sliding into a utility pole on Fales Road.
All area public schools were closed Tuesday as were private schools, including Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro.
Bristol Community College delayed opening its Attleboro campus until noon and Wrentham Village Premium Outlets also pushed back its opening until that time.
A total of 3 1/4 inches of snow was reported at 8 a.m. by the Attleboro Water Department, which recorded 3 inches from the first part of the storm — and first snowfall of the season — on Sunday and Monday.
The department registered a low temperature of 27 degrees at 2 a.m. Tuesday and high wind gust of 33 mph at 3 a.m., which was close to the height of the second round of snow.
From 2 to 4 inches, but possibly up to as much as 8 inches, had been forecast for the area. The National Weather Service in Norton issued a winter weather advisory until 1 p.m.
Wrentham and Franklin reported about a half a foot of snow and more from the first part of the storm, and reports had Franklin getting 13 inches more by Tuesday. Fitchburg recorded the most snow from the storm, 27.4 inches.
No serious problems or accidents were reported in the Attleboro area from the first punch of the storm. Roads did become slick Monday night as temperatures fell and rainfall froze.
The weather conditions prompted Plainville to postpone its special town meeting from Monday to Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Wood School, and the North Attleboro school board rescheduled its meeting to Dec. 9.
Last year, the first snowfall of the year was 6 1/2 inches and came in mid-November, city water department records show.
Seekonk’s special parking ban expired at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The thermometer read about 30 at mid-morning Tuesday but it felt like half that with the wind chill, meteorologists said.
A high of 33 was recorded by the Attleboro Water Department at 4 p.m. Tuesday and lows were forecast in the low 20s overnight.
Wednesday was expected to be partly sunny, with highs in the low 40s and lows in the upper 20s.