March 19, 2018

Blizzard slams New England in third major storm of past 2 weeks

14 March 2018, 09:22 | Devin Moran

Nor'easter pummels Boston as Seattle experiences record heat

Three-peat: Another major winter storm batters the Northeast

MA is buckling down Tuesday as the third nor'easter in less than two weeks blasts through the state.

He thought the snow looked mushy "which means it's slippery as the dickens". Gusts approached 70 miles per hour on Cape Cod, the weather service said.

"It hasn't stopped snowing or blowing and I'd guess we have around 10 inches so far".

Amtrak says train service between the cities will be halted for the remainder of Tuesday.

New England's third nor'easter in less than two weeks slammed parts of the region Tuesday in a barrage that dropped as much as 2 feet of snow in some places and brought unsafe whiteout conditions on the roads.

Eastern Long Island is braced for the brunt of the latest storm in the New York City metropolitan area. "The snow will be wet". Winter weather advisories remain in effect for several coastal ME counties until 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Crews, assisted by utilities from across the Northeast and Canada, have by now restored power to 750,000 homes and businesses in the state over the last several days, he said.

Schools across ME have called for early dismissals or closed in anticipation of slippery roads and poor visibility during the Tuesday afternoon commute. Some nor'easters carry hurricane-force winds. A mountain Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Wednesday morning, and after a brief easing of the storm, another strong storm moves through late Thursday into early Saturday, As a result, another Winter Storm Warning goes into effect for the mountains over that same time period. In the hours before nightfall, snow could fall as fast as 2 inches per hour, Nouhan said.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the entire coast of Maine, New Hampshire and most of MA.

Although the latest storm was not expected to bring as many power outages as a nor'easter last week because the snow is lighter and fluffier, more than 150,000 customers in MA lost power by late Tuesday morning. A number of courts and local government offices also closed Tuesday.

Snowfall picked up before 8 the Boston area, and the heaviest bands of snow are expected to continue through mid-afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for much of the MA coast, a winter storm warning for most of New England and a winter weather advisory for portions of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Road and air travel also was disrupted: Slick roads were blamed for at least one death in North Carolina, and the flight-tracking site FlightAware reported more than 1,500 canceled flights. Only minor coastal flooding is expected.

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