The smell of propane and smoke wafted through Colby Avenue in Worcester on Thursday as television set crews tried to turn the neighborhood into a winter wonderland despite temperatures nearing 70 degrees.

As part of set for the television show “Dexter”, crews covered yards with what appeared to be white tarps, acting as snow. They also placed fluffy cotton-like strips along sidewalks and stairways. Members of the crew then placed lit propane torches near the material to keep it in place and add a snow-like affect.

To add to the wintery set, fake pine trees and deflated Christmas decorations sat in some yards. Red garland wrapped the front stairs of one home. One crew member coiled multi-color lights around the porch of another home.

All the work on Thursday is done for a shoot on Friday for the television show “Dexter.”

The show began filming at the AC Marriott in downtown Worcester early Tuesday morning.

Large white tents were set up on the city’s common Monday morning and various film crew vehicles and stations are set up throughout downtown. Crews assembled similar tents on Colby Avenue on Thursday.

The television show has been in Worcester most of the week. In addition to the shoot at the AC Marriott, it also shot at a home on Denison Road on Wednesday, a source told MassLive. Crews will remain in Central Massachusetts as the show moves to filming in Grafton next week.

The series has been filming in several nearby locations including West Boylston, Boylston, Gardner, Lancaster, Shelburne Falls and Sterling.

The “Dexter” revival will be a continuation of the original 2006-2013 crime drama mystery, which centered on a forensics expert in Miami who solved crimes in his public life and murdered serial killers in his private life.

Michael C. Hall will again star as Dexter Morgan.

The upcoming season will be a limited series, which will run for 10 episodes and premiere in October.

The filming is the latest in Worcester after George Clooney was in the city last month to direct the movie “The Tender Bar.”

Work on the film was done mostly inside the former Commerce High School on Walnut Street.

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