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January 3, 2014

Few incidents as North Shore digs out

The North Shore is digging out from up to two feet of snow today, but police and emergency workers are reporting few accidents or other incidents.

"No problems on our end," Salem Police Sgt. Robert Lubas said. "It's pretty smooth right now."

Boxford and Topsfield led the way in terms of snow accumulation with 23.8 and 23.5 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Yet Boxford Police dispatcher Ron Dole said there have been "no real incidents to speak of" in town.

"It's very, very quiet," he said.

Snow totals in other communities included Hamilton with 18.5 inches, Salem with 15, Beverly with 14, Peabody with 12 and Gloucester with 11, according to the National Weather Service.

Beverly Public Services Director Mike Collins said it was getting difficult to plow effectively this morning as people began to emerge from their homes.

"Thank God the snow is light," he said.

Officials are keeping an eye on today's noon high tide to see if it produces any flooding. Salem Harbormaster Bill McHugh said there has been little if any flooding so far.

"I think we lucked out for the most part," he said.

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or

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