Heavy snow showers possible later; another storm possible next week
Mar 14 2018 by Desiree Burns
Boston finds itself in the bullseye of the third nor'easter in two weeks.
He thought the snow looked mushy "which means it's slippery as the dickens".
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.
"We get wind from the northwest which transports down Great Lakes moisture which hits our mountains and makes some snow for us", Casey said. Amtrak said it would also cancel some trains running from NY to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Vernon Township called off classes for a 12th time Tuesday after a snow storm dropped approximately 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow across northwestern New Jersey.
A nor'easter that could bring blizzard conditions and almost 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England quickly intensified Tuesday morning, covering highways with snow and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands.
Newsday says road conditions deteriorated quickly before sunrise Tuesday as wet, heavy snow accumulated in the Town of Brookhaven.
A number of other counties including Kanawha, Roane, Calhoun, Mingo, Logan, Boone, Clay, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Harrison, Taylor, Upshur and Barbour are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Utility companies said they would have extra crews out on Wednesday to restore power to those still without it.
Schools across ME have called for early dismissals or closed in anticipation of slippery roads and poor visibility during the Tuesday afternoon commute.
Janice James' house in Osterville on Cape Cod was in the dark again after losing power for three days in the last storm. Some nor'easters carry hurricane-force winds.
The area was hit hard by the last two storms, with massive coastal erosion and hundreds of toppled trees. Snowfall in northern and eastern New England could exceed 2 feet in some locations.
Snowfall picked up before 8 a.m.in the Boston area, and the heaviest bands of snow are expected to continue through mid-afternoon. "Blizzard conditions are now expected in coastal ME and New Hampshire". Last week, a nor'easter slammed into the East Coast on the heels of an earlier powerful storm that killed at least eight people and knocked out power for 2.7 million.
Communities across the region closed schools for the day and issued on-street parking bans. This storm significantly reduced visibility to almost the entire coast of MA.
The storm is expected to last through most of the day Tuesday, disrupting road and air travel.
Unlike recent storms, coastal flooding caused by high tides is not expected to be a major factor.