On Saturday, there were no reports of serious flooding, except for brief road closures for the Longfellow Bridge, Exit 39 ramp off I-495 south to Route 133, along with the north and south lanes of Route 128, near exits 29 A and B in Lexington, said Patrick Marvin, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
The region’s brief taste of spring began to disappear Saturday morning, thanks to a cold front that moved through the region and brought winter back with it.
The flooding, combined with forecasts of freezing temperatures, led MassDOT to warn of challenging driving conditions Saturday as melting snow became ice.
“I think what saved us is the sun was out and dried the roads before the temperatures dropped,” Correia said.
Monday brings a chance of snow showers after 4 a.m. as the cold continues into Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be mostly cloudy with a high again near 25.
Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be in the 30s, with chances for light snow both days. Thursday will be sunny, and temperatures are expected to drop to 29 degrees during the day and to 21 in the evening.
But those sunny skies Saturday might have rescued drivers from commuting in icy conditions on the roads.
In the video, Solomon said the metal roof was pulled off the house and rested on the branches of a tree close to a neighboring home.