snow storm http://wamc.org en Mass. governor to tour areas hard hit by blizzard http://wamc.org/post/mass-governor-tour-areas-hard-hit-blizzard <p>BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to tour some of the areas hit hardest by the weekend blizzard and meet with local officials.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:56:45 +0000 Associated Press 57561 at http://wamc.org Mass. governor to tour areas hard hit by blizzard All lanes of LIE reopened http://wamc.org/post/all-lanes-lie-reopened <p>PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — All lanes of the Long Island Expressway are now open.<br><br>Authorities say both the eastbound and westbound lanes have reopened in time for the Monday morning commute.<br><br>The ramps off the expressway and other major Long Island roadways are still snow covered.<br><br>A steady light rain was falling early Monday.<br><br><em>Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.</em></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:17:42 +0000 Associated Press 57555 at http://wamc.org Snow, wintry mix expected in N. new England http://wamc.org/post/snow-wintry-mix-expected-n-new-england <p>CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As residents in northern New England dig out of the big snowstorm, they're anticipating headaches from the next storm, which is expected to bring a combination of snow and freezing rain.<br><br>The National Weather Service says more snow was expected Monday morning. It will gradually change to sleet, freezing rain and rain.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:47:59 +0000 Associated Press 57552 at http://wamc.org Snow, wintry mix expected in N. new England Mass. urges caution on 1st work day since blizzard http://wamc.org/post/mass-urges-caution-1st-work-day-blizzard <p>BOSTON (AP) — Commuters heading back to work in Massachusetts for the first time since the blizzard are being urged to use caution and leave extra time.<br><br>Many secondary roads still have a thick coating of snow, and high snow banks that block sight lines at intersections and near highway ramps make turning and merging hazardous.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:38:59 +0000 Associated Press 57550 at http://wamc.org Mass. urges caution on 1st work day since blizzard New York Governor Cuomo sends hundreds of plows to Long Island http://wamc.org/post/new-york-governor-cuomo-sends-hundreds-plows-long-island <p>NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says hundreds of plows from across the state were dispatched to Long Island to clear roads clogged up by a massive snowfall.<br><br>The governor says it's one of the largest mobilizations after a winter blizzard in the state's history.<br><br>Hundreds of motorists were stranded Saturday on the Long Island Expressway and other parts of Suffolk County. Even emergency equipment couldn't reach them.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:50:43 +0000 Associated Press 57528 at http://wamc.org New York Governor Cuomo sends hundreds of plows to Long Island Mass. Pilgrim nuclear plant restores power after storm http://wamc.org/post/mass-pilgrim-nuclear-plant-restores-power-after-storm <p>PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Off-site power has been restored to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, two days after being knocked out by the blizzard.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:26:09 +0000 Associated Press 57525 at http://wamc.org Mass. Pilgrim nuclear plant restores power after storm Governor Deval Patrick lifts driving ban for Western Mass. http://wamc.org/post/governor-deval-patrick-lifts-driving-ban-western-mass <p>BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is lifting a ban on driving on Massachusetts roads as of 4 p.m.<br><br>The driving ban that went into effect at 4 p.m. Friday because of the massive snowstorm is lifted immediately for Nantucket County and communities west of Interstate 91. It's lifted for everyone else as of 4 p.m. Saturday.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 18:13:12 +0000 Associated Press 57506 at http://wamc.org Governor Deval Patrick lifts driving ban for Western Mass. Two storm deaths in New York; Long Island pounded with 30+ inches of snow http://wamc.org/post/two-storm-deaths-new-york-long-island-pounded-30-inches-snow <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two deaths in upstate New York are being attributed to the storm.</p><p>State police say a 23-year-old man died when the tractor he was using to plow his driveway overturned in Columbia County Friday evening. And a 74-year-old man died when a car slid and hit him as he walked on a Poughkeepsie road.</p><p>The National Weather Service reported snowfall totals of 10-12 inches in the mid-Hudson Valley and Adirondacks; 8 inches at Buffalo; 12 inches at Rochester; 6.5 inches in suburban Albany; and 9 inches in Syracuse.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:32:13 +0000 Associated Press 57505 at http://wamc.org Power outages, transit closures remain in Massachusetts after major winter storm http://wamc.org/post/power-outages-transit-closures-remain-massachusetts-after-major-winter-storm <p>BOSTON (AP) — A massive snowstorm packing hurricane-force winds has knocked out power to more than 400,000 customers in Massachusetts and has shuttered a nuclear power plant.</p><p>Late this morning NStar reported more than 248,000 customers out and National Grid about 160,000. Most are in southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, where there was wet heavy snow and winds gusting over 75 mph.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:15:00 +0000 Associated Press 57504 at http://wamc.org Power outages, transit closures remain in Massachusetts after major winter storm Conn. governor orders road closed due to storm as emergency vehicles struggle on snow-covered roads http://wamc.org/post/conn-governor-orders-road-closed-due-storm-emergency-vehicles-struggle-snow-covered-roads <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor has ordered all roads closed until further notice, expanding a limited travel ban issued Friday afternoon, as officials deal with a storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the state.</p><p>Governor Dan Malloy said this morning that stalled or abandoned vehicles will only slow the recovery process.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 14:56:22 +0000 Associated Press 57498 at http://wamc.org Conn. governor orders road closed due to storm as emergency vehicles struggle on snow-covered roads