Another Blast of Snow for Region
Boston (ap) — Another round of snow made its way through the Northeast and into New England on Saturday, dumping another heaping of snow on a region that continues to dig out from a previous storm. The National Weather Service called for 10 to 14 inches of snow in eastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island.
At Boston’s Logan International Airport, some airlines canceled flights ahead of Saturday night’s storm and delays were expected.
Eight to 10 inches was to fall in Connecticut along its Rhode Island border.
The weekend snowstorm comes on the heels of an earlier storm that blanketed the East Coast with snow and ice, caused at least 25 deaths and left hundreds of thousands without power. Parts of New York and Vermont ended up with more than 2 feet of snow.
Early Saturday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick urged drivers to stay off the roads for a 12-hour period beginning at 5 p.m., saying, “It won’t be possible to keep up with the clearing of the roads.”
The newest storm was expected to spawn blizzard conditions along the Massachusetts coastline, including Cape Ann, Hingham, Cape Cod and surrounding islands.
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the city would deploy more than 600 snow plows, trucks and other equipment through Saturday evening to deal with the storm.
Elsewhere, in Maine, forecasts called for 12 to 18 inches of snow in some areas beginning Saturday.