Third Nor'Easter Brings Power Outages to the Northeast


The blizzard warning means sustained winds of greater than 35 miles per hour along with visibility of less than a quarter mile for prolonged periods, according to the weather service. Bangor also could get between 12 and 18 inches, while northern Aroostook County is expected to get between 6 and 12 inches. The wind will gust up to 33 miles per hour.

In Massachusetts, over 3,400 snow crews are out to clear messy roads.

The snow will continue through the night, although wane in intensity. The top snowfall for the state has been in the southern MA town of Milford, with over 19 inches.

Boston and eastern MA, as well as Rhode Island, could get a foot and a half of snow, with less to the west of the city.

More than 35,000 residents from Kentucky to North Carolina and up through ME were without power on Tuesday morning.

Norwell Fire Captain Jeff Simpson says his South Shore town is being hit hard.

In Connecticut, the top snowfall goes to Norwich, where more than 20 inches of snow have fallen so far. "Six more weeks of winter, and probably then some".

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. "We've had too much of it at one time", said Zaloom, recalling that he got a foot in New Jersey last week.

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Last year, almost 80 communities postponed their annual elections due to snow, creating widespread confusion over who has the authority to change the date, traditionally the second Tuesday of March. Most appeared to be heeding that warning Tuesday.

"Let's' hope this is the end of it, the end of the snow".

"The snow will become heavy at times late this morning and winds will rapidly increase in coastal sections early this afternoon into this evening", NWS forecasters wrote in the warning.

Thundersnow - when thunder and lightning occur during a snowstorm - was reported in Plymouth, Massachusetts. New England is getting walloped by the storm, with blizzard conditions and even higher accumulations.

Alex Tuthill called the snow falling in Boston during the latest nor'easter "quite incredible".

"We are freezing", the 39-year-old said. "I can imagine everyone here hates it but for me it's quite an experience". Two trains traveling between Washington and NY were also canceled. Amtrak initially said train service would be suspended until at least 11 a.m. Officials expect to restore service Wednesday.

The weather service issued a blizzard warning for much of the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and MA.

"This storm won't be as widespread as before", said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. New Jersey, where some residents are still without power from the earlier storms, is expected to get between one and four inches. Winter weather advisories remain in effect for several coastal ME counties until 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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The Long Island Rail Road was reporting only minor weather-related delays (10 to 15 minutes) during the morning rush.

In Rhode Island, the storm closed schools and businesses across the state, knocked out power and made driving treacherous.

Janice James' Osterville house 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.

Some areas of New England could see up to 2 feet of snow over the next 24 hours. A number of courts and local government offices also closed Tuesday.

The Boston-area public transit system said it would operate on a limited weekday basis and encouraged people to check schedules before heading out.

The storm on Tuesday buried some towns beneath 2 feet of snow. This storm significantly reduced visibility to almost the entire coast of MA.

The storm was expected to last through most of Tuesday, disrupting road and air travel.

While the first two storms of the month brought coastal flooding and hundreds of thousands of power outages, this one is expected to be different.

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