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WORCESTER — for the second time in a week a potent nor’easter blanketed the region with late-winter snow that prompted worcester school officials to cancel school for another day wednesday.

Noting on social media that 13,000 students in the city walk to school and an additional 12,000 wait for the bus on street corners, the school administration said it consulted with public works and public safety officials before making the call.

The snowfall in worcester was up to 17.7 inches as of 4 p.M., according to unofficial reports to the national weather service. The weather service forecast the possibility of 21 inches of snow by the time the storm was expected to taper off later tuesday night.Soup kitchen

The “hotelier” of hotel grace, a homeless shelter in the basement of st. John’s church on temple street, said he had only had time to sleep a few hours tuesday morning while the shelter was closed for cleaning.

Between hotel grace and the st. John’s soup kitchen at the st. Francis xavier center, some of the city’s homeless were able to take shelter from the storm monday night into wednesday.

Hotel grace opened at 6 p.M. Monday and closed tuesday at 7 a.M. For cleaning while the st. John’s soup kitchen fed guests. The soup kitchen stayed open later than normal – until 1 p.M. – when the hotel opened again – earlier than normal – to provide guests with a place to ride out the storm.Hotel grace

Tuesday afternoon, about 50 people filled hotel grace to capacity while the storm outside raged. (the shelter offers transportation to the shelter at queen street once it reaches capacity). Guests watched a movie, noshed on ham-and-cheese sandwiches, thawed out frozen hands and feet, dried boots and clothing, and caught a quick nap while they rode out the storm.

“I’ve been here pretty much every night since it’s opened and this is probably the most important day to be here,” said volunteer mary leary, of auburn. “it was full when we walked in and it remains so.”

Over on grafton street, niko’s house of pizza was quiet but open, and owner dimitrios “jimmy” bakogiannis was agreeing to do some deliveries.Hotel grace

He insisted that despite the blizzard-like conditions, that it was “no trouble” doing the five or so deliveries so far that day…After all, he had all-wheel drive.

More time-consuming perhaps, was the shoveling – mr. Bakogiannis estimated he had shoveled at least 10 times so far, and the day was not over yet. He planned to wait until after the plow drivers had come in for dinner to close up shop.

About 1 p.M., a tractor-trailer jackknifed on interstate 290 eastbound in worcester. Also about 1 p.M., a tractor-trailer overturned on the massachusetts turnpike westbound in grafton. An hour earlier, a pair of tractor-trailers spun out at the same time on the massachusetts turnpike westbound in millbury, and and a tractor-trailer skidded off interstate 290 eastbound in shrewsbury, blocking all travel lanes.Soup kitchen

Shortly before 8 a.M., a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the massachusetts turnpike east in charlton, blocking all travel lanes. There were no injuries. Around 4 p.M. Another tractor-trailer crashed, tipping onto its side, on the westbound side of the pike in charlton.

NO SCHOOL ALERT: reason for school cancellation tomorrow based on consultation with public works & safety officials. The district has 13,000 students that walk to & from school & 12,000 that wait at street corners for a bus. Concern for side streets & sidewalks in morning.