Snow increases as storm hits USA northeast

Friday, 09 Mar, 2018

"It's the heaviest part of the storm right now for the next couple of hours".

The western and central portions of both states were hardest hit. Narragansett electric said it completed power line repairs in Rhode Island.

National Grid reported at 8:30 a.m Thursday that nearly 15,000 customers in Rhode Island lost power and there are still 394 active outages. MA utilities more than 45,000 outages and New Hampshire had about 50,000.

When it comes to snowfall, NY should breathe a sigh of relief.

National Weather Service meteorologist Adrienne Leptich says the "big winner" was New Fairfield, Connecticut, with a whopping 26.8 inches.

More than a foot of snow was expected in some interior areas. Points south of Boston and west of Route 24 could see up to 10 inches of snow.

In New York's Rockland County, Sloatsburg got 26 inches.

More than 500 vehicles got stuck in Essex County, N.J. on snow-covered roads, with snowmobiles sent to rescue drivers, trapped in cars for at least five hours.

Police say she was removed from under the tree and taken to the hospital, where she later died. The South Coast is expected to see 1-3 inches. Little Neck in Queens, had 4.7 inches of snow.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported that more than 345,000 customers across the state were without power as of 9 a.m.

New Jersey totaled nearly 250,000; NY and CT tallied more than 300,000.

The Boston area is forecast to receive 6 to 8 inches of snow by Thursday morning, and Mayor Marty Walsh announced public schools will be closed that day.

More than 310,000 customers are without power Thursday as a snowy nor'easter lingers over the region, leading to school closures, a day off for state workers, and a troubled morning commute, officials said.

More than 800,000 customers were without power in the Northeast, including some who have been without electricity since last Friday's destructive nor'easter.

The Republican is also asking residents to stay off the roads if possible.

More than 400 flights - including at airports in New Jersey, New York, Boston and Philadelphia - were canceled by early Thursday, according to FlightAware.

The dense snow and strong winds downed trees and power lines, knocking power out for hundreds of thousands in New England and the Mid Atlantic, according to Poweroutage.us, a website that tracks outages.

Some places saw more than 2 feet of snow by late Wednesday. "We will hold utility companies accountable to the people of New Jersey".

Up to 2 feet (60 cm) of snow was expected in some inland parts of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and MA and 18 inches was possible in Maine.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning through Thursday for most of New England as the storm continued to make its way through.