The winter storm did not pack as big of a punch as forecasters had predicted for Brookline, officials said Monday.
“It actually turned out not to be as bad as they were billing it to be,” said Andy Pappastergion, Brookline’s Department of Public Works Commissioner at noon Monday. “Long night, but they always are.”
While weather forecasters predicted snowfall amounts of as much as 20 inches, Pappastergion said Brookline received about 12 to 14 inches of snow.
Pappastergion said forestry crews were on standby because of the strong winds, but no power outages or fallen trees were reported in the town, and all roads are open.
Brookline will lift its parking ban due to the snow emergency at 3 p.m. today, he said.
About 120 Brookline DPW employees worked around the clock since noon Sunday to counter the punch of the storm, he said. Most of the workers will receive the afternoon and evening off, before reporting back to duty to open up crosswalks and handicap ramps.