Remembering the Halloween Nor'easter of 2011
This year the talk around Halloween is Hurricane Sandy, but last year it was the freakish Snowtober storm, also known as the Halloween Nor'easter.
October is usually a time for apple cider, leaf peeping and trick or treating.
But a year ago, on Oct. 29, 2011, Framingham and MetroWest communities were hit with a debilitating wet snowstorm.
Parts of Framingham were blanketed with a half foot of snow, downed tree limbs and downed wires. NSTAR reported about 10,000 customers without power in Wayland, Sudbury, Framingham, Weston and surrounding MetroWest towns.
On Halloween, 13% of Framingham was still without power, there were many neighborhoods with downed trees and wires and lots of snow on the ground, but trick or treating went on as usual.
Some residents were without heat and electricity for up to 5 days.
Where were you when last year's Snowtober storm hit?
It was the weekend before Halloween, so many trick-or-treating events and travel plans were stymied. Some people stayed indoors, while others lost power and had to seek warmth at emergency shelters.
To mark the one-year anniversary of the storm, we're asking readers to share their pictures of it all — fallen trees and branches, snow on your pumpkins, closed roads, downed power lines, etc.
Do so by clicking the "Upload Photos" button below the picture to the right.
Meanwhile, here's hoping Hurricane Sandy doesn't cause a repeat performance in these final days of October.