The National Weather Service, relying on trained spotters, says Tuesday's storm brought more than 2 feet of snow to some communities. Amtrak suspended service from Boston to New York's Penn Station until nearly midday.
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.
The service's Taunton, Massachusetts, office said on Twitter late Tuesday morning that automated observing sites in Hyannis, Falmouth, and Plymouth recorded three consecutive hours of blizzard conditions despite some missing observations due to a power loss.
"Six more weeks of winter, and probably then some", said Paul Knight, of Portland, Maine.
"We are freezing", the 39-year-old James said.More news: OPEC says US oil production to rise again in 2018
The heavy snow bands made their way through both Rhode Island and MA on Tuesday morning. Elsewhere in the state, wind gusts of 81 miles per hour were felt in Falmouth. Gov. Gina Raimondo urged residents to stay off the roads and let the plows and work crews do their jobs.
High winds and blowing snow led meteorologists to categorize the storm as a blizzard in parts of New England, including Boston.
Boston's Logan International Airport, almost deserted Tuesday, resumed flights Wednesday. "This is the third storm in a row", the governor said.
"If I lost power, we'd (still) celebrate Mass", Healey said.
The officer behind the wheel drives up to the fallen tree to show it stretching across Bournedale Road.More news: Pre-registration for Warner Bros. Westworld mobile game is now open
ME braced for a hard hit.
ME was bracing for 12 to 18 inches of snow, said James Brown, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. Up to 18 inches of snow fell in West Virginia, up to 11.8 inches fell in Virginia and North Carolina even got 7 inches in some areas. Foster, Rhode Island, got more than 25 inches (63 centimeters), while in Connecticut, Killingly had just over 20 inches (50 centimeters).
In New Hampshire, as much as 14 inches of snow is forecast, and the storm is wreaking havoc with the age-old town meeting tradition. State law requires at least 180 classroom days.
By Wednesday morning, lingering light snow will continue for most of northern NY and into New England.
Parts of New England may see as much as a foot, while near the eastern Great Lakes as much as 6 inches could accumulate. Burrillville, Rhode Island, and Kezar Falls, Maine, both got 20 inches.More news: Sacking of JK Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu signals hard posturing by PDP
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