Snowstorm gives kids a fun day outdoors in North Attleborough

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Quinn Shirley [in front] and her friend Mackenzie Hopgood enjoyed the sledding at First United Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon as that day's snowstorm ended. Staff Photo/Max Bowen
A spruce tree on Church Street became a perfect winter scene during a snowstorm that began Wednesday evening and lasted until Thursday afternoon. Staff Photo/Max Bowen

By Max Bowen-max.bowen@northstarreporer.com

A powerful snowstorm left few in North Attleborough without power, and many decided to venture outside to enjoy the winter wonderland.

The storm began around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, and lasted into the late afternoon on Thursday. Town Hall, the library, and other municipal offices were closed on Thursday, and school was remote for all students. Trash collection was delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

According to information posted by North Attleborough Electric, few outages occurred, but these were resolved in short order. NAED vehicles could be seen driving around town on Thursday.

At First United Methodist Church, the hill facing Route 1 was filled with families as children enjoyed an afternoon of sledding. Everyone present wore masks and kept a distance between one another. The area is a popular sledding site and frequently sees people after a snowstorm.

Jordana Gagner enjoys her ride down the hill at First United Methodist Church, a popular spot for sledders. The area saw a lot of families following Thursday’s snowstorm. Staff Photo/Max Bowen
The Town Common on S. Washington Street was transformed into a picturesque scene after Thursday’s snowstorm, which left more than a foot on the ground. Staff Photo/Max Bowen
Caysen Gagner sleds down the hill at First United Methodist Church following Thursday’s snowstorm, which left more than a foot in the North Attleborough area. Staff Photo/Max Bowen