WORCESTER (CBS) -- Worcester could get up to a foot of snow on Friday, and the storm has already gone through a metamorphosis. From light fluffy flakes early Friday morning to icy precipitation, it made for a messy situation on Route 9 in Worcester.
There were spinouts and cars struggling to climb the steep incline near UMass Memorial Medical Center.
"I'm just going to go all the way around and probably through the hospital, so it's a little bit safer," said one driver.
One 18-wheeler gave up and backed all the way down the hill.
"This is crazy. Too many cars were up there, so I can't keep going. So now, I'm just stuck," said another driver.
It caused such a traffic jam that police had to come help drivers out.
"I live right up the street, so I see it all the time. It's definitely happening every time it snows," said Joseph Baker.
It started out so light and fluffy in Worcester. It moved easily with a leaf blower or a broom. Then it changed, as sleet made for messy driving.
"It's horrendous. It's crazy. It's a lot," said Ben Sanchez.
There were 300 pieces of equipment out in Worcester Friday morning treating the roads.
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