PHOTOS: Snow blankets region Friday

  • Plowing at Belletetes in Peterborough during the first snowstorm of 2022 Friday, Jan. 7. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The steeple of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Peterborough during the first snowstorm of 2022 on Friday, Jan. 7. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The first snowstorm of 2022 blanketed the region on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Hillside Cemetery in Hancock. The first snowstorm of 2022 blanketed the region on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Plowing the sidewalk along Route 101 in Peterborough during the first snowstorm of 2022 on Friday, Jan. 7. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Kate Hardikar walks Maisie on Pine Street in Peterborough during the first snowstorm of 2022 on Friday, Jan. 7. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Plowing the Peterborough Community Center during the first snowstorm of 2022 on Friday, Jan. 7. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Published: 1/10/2022 3:18:59 PM
Modified: 1/10/2022 3:18:08 PM

The first snowstorm of 2022 blanketed the region on Friday.

Although the snow shut down local school districts and made roads treacherous, many local towns reported that drivers remained safe throughout the storm.

Bennington Chief of Police Jason Lepine said that the town had one weather-related crash on Friday morning, in which a Toyota Tundra slid off of Antrim Road and hit a pole. There were no injuries, he said.

“We just had the one crash,” Lepine said, adding that it was relatively minor.

In Wilton, slippery roads on Route 31 South caused a crash near the Wilton Water Works, according to Wilton Police Chief Eric Olesen. On Friday morning, a Crown Victoria, driven by Brett Montgomery of Greenville, lost traction on the road. The vehicle slid into a Chevrolet 1500 pickup, driven by Brian Ross of Greenfield.

Ross’s Chevrolet sustained enough damage to be towed from the scene. Montgomery was able to drive his vehicle from the scene. Neither driver was injured.

Other area towns reported no crashes at all. Hancock Police Department administrative assistant Linda Parquette said that the town had no accidents on Friday, and Antrim Police Department Sgt. John Blake reported the same for his town. There were likewise no accidents reported in the towns of New Ipswich or Dublin.

Reporters Julia Stinneford and Ashley Saari contributed to this report.




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