Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Heavy snow showers possible later; another storm possible next week

Heavy snow showers possible later; another storm possible next week

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. The rest of New England was under a winter storm warning, and a winter weather advisory blanketed most of NY and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina.

The Cape was also expected to be blasted with high winds, with gusts up to 65 miles per hour, said Lenore Correia, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass.

Snow is ongoing in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and ME, as well as on Long Island, New York.

She encouraged all Rhode Islanders to continue to stay off the roads until the storm has passed and crews from the Department of Transportation have time to clear and treat the roads to make them safe.

"We are freezing", James, 39, said. The flight-tracking site FlightAware reported more than 1,500 canceled flights on Tuesday.

The blustery weather in the Northeast forced the cancellations of over 1,400 flights and Amtrak has suspended service between Boston and New York City.

"We have been extremely fortunate that no one has been seriously injured as a result of this storm as of this point", Colonel Ann Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police said.

WARWICK - Snow continued to fall late Tuesday afternoon as Warwick Public Schools and the Kent County YMCA announced delayed starts for Wednesday classes, with about 349 homes without power in Warwick.

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Some areas of New England could see up to 2 feet of snow over the next 24 hours.

Martha's Vineyard Shipyard shared a video of the powerful winds just before noon on Tuesday.

ME braced for a hard hit.

The National Weather Service said parts of MA could get up to 18 inches of snow and issued a coastal flood warning. The storm dropped heavy, wet snow in areas west of Interstate 95 and left one person dead in NY state. At least 14 to 18 inches of snow was expected. Parts of New Hampshire got socked with 27 inches of snow, according to the weather agency.

In New York, heavy, wet snow is forecast for Long Island, which could get 5 to 10 inches of accumulation.

More than a foot of snow is expected in parts of CT, where Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging people to "take it slow and remember their winter weather driving skills".

In Connecticut, the top snowfall goes to Norwich, where more than 20 inches of snow have fallen so far.

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