Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 14, 2013

Two feet of snow, five days of removal


His group hosted two events at 4 and 6 p.m. and the first one sold out with some 350 people, while the second one came close to the same.

“Everyone was hungry and wanted to get out by Sunday,” he said. “All of our performers made was a great day.”

It was a similar scene at West Parish Church on Reservation Road as Andover Chamber Music hosted its annual Valentine’s Day concert on Sunday.

Artistic Director Julie Scolnik of Andover said the event was sold out and 280 music lovers attended.

“I think everyone was sick of shoveling,” she said. “They were eager to hear some beautiful music.”

While school was canceled Monday because of fear of freezing rain, by the afternoon people were travelling.

“People were getting stir crazy; they wanted to get out,” said Queen.

Still, getting around was not always easy because of the amount of snow still to be removed.

Downtown, Matt Lennon noted that there were sidewalks that weren’t plowed or shoveled at all, puddles at intersections and crosswalks blocked by walls of snow.

“It was an adventure,” said Matt Lennon of trying to run some errands. “I came from Boston. Storrow Drive was down to one lane. I think it’s that way everywhere.”

Neil Fater, Dustin Luca and Judy Wakefield contributed to this story.

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