Residents all over southeastern Massachusetts were busy shoveling driveways and cleaning off their cars after the region’s first blizzard rolled in over the weekend.

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Residents all over southeastern Massachusetts were busy shoveling driveways and cleaning off their cars after the region’s first blizzard rolled in over the weekend.

The highest snowfall totals were 21 inches in Kingston and Bourne,  20 inches in Duxbury, 18 inches in Raynham and 15 inches in Halifax, Lakeville, Middleboro and Wareham.

“(The snowfall is) slowly starting to die away, but we’re going to have another two to four hours of snow,” said Alan Dunham, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Taunton.

The south coast appeared to have taken the brunt of the storm, but heavy snow was expected to continue on Cape Cod. About 12 inches of snow fell across most of Plymouth, Bristol and Norfolk counties.

About 7,000 homes on Cape Cod lost electricity, most  in Chatham, Sandwich and Falmouth. Four emergency shelters were opened. 

Sustained winds of over 30 mph were recorded across the  region. The highest gust was 65 mph in Provincetown.

The blizzard caused several accidents in the region, but local authorities reported no serious crashes early Sunday afternoon.

In Brockton, police responded to at least eight accidents on Sunday morning, said Brockton Lt. Christopher LaFrance.

“We’ve had a bunch of accidents. People just don’t want to stay home,” LaFrance said, adding that none of the accidents were serious.

But in several local towns, including Whitman, few crashes were reported.

“Not one. We haven’t been out at all this day shift. It’s weird,” said Whitman Officer Frank O’Rourke.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency closed its emergency operations centers in Framingham and Bridgewater at 1 p.m.

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Maria Papadopoulos can be reached at mpapadopoulos@enterprisenews.com.

Unofficial snowfall totals from the National Weather Service

 

BRAINTREE 8 BROCKTON 17 DARTMOUTH 13 DUXBURY 20 EAST BRIDGEWATER 18 EASTON 12 HALIFAX 15 HANOVER 15 HANSON 13 HINGHAM 11 HOLBROOK 13 KINGSTON 21 LAKEVILLE 15 MANSFIELD 19 MANSFIELD 13 MIDDLEBORO 19 MILTON 12 NORTON 13 PLYMOUTH 15 PLYMPTON 17 RANDOLPH 14 RAYNHAM 18 ROCHESTER 15 TAUNTON 14 WAREHAM 17 WAREHAM 16 WEST BRIDGEWATER 14 WEYMOUTH 14