Snow storm slams Northeast

Winter Weather Advisories in effect for much of CNY

Winter Weather Advisories in effect for much of CNY

The third major nor'easter in two weeks slammed the storm-battered Northeast on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions and 2 feet of snow to some communities and knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.

More snow could be expected Wednesday in interior parts of New England, such as Burlington, Vermont, and north of Bangor, Maine.

"This one's main impact is going to be snow", said Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Gabby DiGiacomo, of Whitefield, Maine, slides down Congress Street in Portland, Maine, on a saucer during the latest winter storm, Tuesday, March 13.

Certain storms are classified as nor'easters because their strong winds typically are from the northeast, and they tend to occur most frequently and most violently between September and April along North America's East Coast, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Blizzard warnings were issued for ME and New Hampshire.

"We are freezing", the 39-year-old said. The flight-tracking site FlightAware reported more than 1,500 canceled flights on Tuesday. "Another coastal storm may impact the region sometime next late Tuesday or Tuesday night", the Weather Service said in its forecast discussion. Amtrak said it would restore most service between Boston and New York City on Wednesday.

Not everyone complained. Andrew Gesler, who was walking in Portland with his son in a stroller and his dog alongside, said he was happy to see another big storm.

New York City and Philadelphia were spared from the snow, as NWS reported 0 inch for those cities.

The officer behind the wheel drives up to the fallen tree to show it stretching across Bournedale Road.

It's still snowing from Upstate New York to ME, but the storm is all but done in southern New England.

ME also braced for a hard hit.

Gov. Charlie Baker of MA said officials were not calling out the National Guard as it had in the earlier storms because the tides would be low and any flooding was likely to be minor. In the hours before nightfall, snow could fall as fast as 2 inches per hour, Nouhan said. State law requires at least 180 classroom days. More than a foot of snow was expected in parts of CT.

By Wednesday morning, lingering light snow will continue for most of northern NY and into New England.

As of 6 p.m., snowfall totals topped more than 20 inches in Providence County, R.I., and Worcester County, Mass., for the previous 5 hours.

Meteorologists confirmed blizzards in Newport, Rhode Island, Boston and other parts of MA.

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