Spring snowstorm snarls Boston traffic, cancels flights, schools

The snow was expected to taper off by mid-morning.

Billo Barry, of Dorchester, removed snow from a Boylston Street sidewalk on Monday. Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe

A spring snowstorm that blew in Monday morning created a messy commute, canceled dozens of flights out of Boston, and shuttered schools across New England.

The National Weather Service posted a Winter Storm Warning until 11 a.m. on Monday. Snow fell at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour in several places after 2 a.m., according to meteorologist David Epstein.

More than 60 flights were canceled at Logan International Airport. Schools were closed in Boston and in many other school districts across the state.

The National Weather Service warned drivers that roads would be slippery during the morning commute. According to MassDOT, 2,896 crews were out clearing state roads. The snow caused several accidents and spinouts on roads throughout the state. A rollover on I-95 northbound in Sharon closed down the left lane of the highway. Other vehicles, like this truck, were discovered on the side of the road.

According to the National Weather Service, the bulk of the snow will end by late morning.

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