UPDATED: 12:05 P.M.
The stormy pattern that has pummeled Sudbury and neighboring towns continues today as residents have woken to enough snow to cancel school.
Sudbury Public Schools Superintendent Anne Wilson sent an email to Sudbury Patch at 5:35 a.m. announcing school closings. Lincoln-Sudbury announced the closing at about the same time.
Sudbury Town Offices are also closed today due to the storm and road conditions. This includes Flynn Building, Town Hall, Fairbank Community Center (including Atkinson Pool, Council on Aging, and Recreation offices and services), the Goodnow Library and non-essential offices at the Public Works department.
The Sudbury Police Department reported some accidents as of 10:45 a.m.
"We've had a handful of minor accidents related to storm," Lt. Robert Grady said. "We're hoping as the day goes on that will stop as the roads become treated."
NSTAR reported no power outages in Sudbury as of 7:30 a.m.
According to WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner, travel will be treacherous throughout the morning.
"It's not a good morning for travel across New England with bands of moderate to heavy snow marching inland (much like ocean swells approaching a beach)," he said on his blog. "The last of these snow bands — the caboose if you will — will begin to shift south through New England between 12-3 p.m. ..."
Residents can expect anywhere from 12-18 inches of snow before the storm departs.
Reiner said there will be plenty of melting this weekend, as temperatures are expected to spike.
"Temps tomorrow reach the mid 40s but on Sunday, we can see most towns away from that chilly ocean reach the low 50s," he said. "Even warmer early next week with partly sunny skies on Monday and temps between 55-60!