Shrewsbury Business Gears Up for Weather Impact This Week

The arrival of spring in Shrewsbury is marked by the chirping of birds and longer days. However, meteorologists have predicted that parts of Central Massachusetts will receive up to 8 inches of snow as a storm moves in on Wednesday.

Fred Betti, owner of Papa’s Hardware, is preparing for the upcoming storm. Although the store has been stocking spring flowers, the blooms will have to be kept indoors with the expected snow. Instead, Betti is making sure his store is well-stocked with winter gear such as shovels and ice melt, which are in ample supply.

According to the National Weather Service, a mix of snow and rain will start falling in Worcester on Wednesday morning, with the city likely seeing 1 to 2 inches of snow by evening. A winter storm watch has been issued for Northern Worcester County from Wednesday morning until Thursday evening, with total snow and sleet accumulations of 2 to 4 inches possible – potentially up to 8 inches near the New Hampshire border.

Betti mentioned that he has a delivery of cold-tolerant crops coming in on Wednesday. With the harsh weather forecasted for that day, these crops will need to be brought inside immediately. Despite dealing with winter weather during springtime, Betti remains hopeful for nicer days soon and is ready for whatever comes on Wednesday.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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