FRAMINGHAM, MA - After raining all day, when temperatures dropped after sunset the rain first turned to sleet, then to snow, accumulating on unpaved surfaces across the town.
By 9:00pm a light coating of wet snow covered lawns, cars, shrubbery, rooftops and powerlines.
With weather reports predicting overnight temperatures would fall below freezing, the Town of Framingham sent out highway department vehicles to salt and sand the town's roads.
Having to treat roads in October is doubly worrisome as a recent $1.5 million dollar budget calculation error has the Town's Chief Financial Officer asking Town Meeting to approve removing $287k from this year's snow and ice removal budget.
Meteorologists are watching a low pressure air mass and precipitation which are moving up the United States' east coast and could bring more snow to Framingham in the next few days if the weather arrives during the overnight when temperatures are low.