With New England buried in snow, ski resorts are expecting skiers and riders to flock to the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine for rare powder as the region heads into the mid-winter school break, a prime tourism draw.
Winter-weary New England is getting more snow, likely several days of it and possibly totaling more than a foot.
Winter storm warnings were issued Saturday night for much of New England, central New York and the western Catskills. The biggest concern is southern New England, which is still digging out from recent powerful storms that dumped record-high snowfall totals in some places.
A 42-year-old University of Connecticut dining hall worker who was spending the night at the school on storm duty has been found dead on a cot where he was sleeping.
School spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz says James Perkins of Ashford has been working at the school since 2003. He was found unresponsive Monday morning inside McMahon Hall, a dormitory with its own dining hall.
His body was turned over to the state medical examiner for an autopsy, but Reitz says foul play is not suspected.
Winter storm warnings have been issued for most of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island beginning Sunday night.
The National Weather Service says between 8 and 14 inches of snow could fall in eastern and central areas Sunday night into Monday, with up to 16 in the Berkshires. Southwestern Connecticut could see between 5 and 10 inches of snow and sleet.
Many places in southern New England received at least 2 feet of snow in a blizzard with high winds Tuesday and Wednesday.
Health officials say a New York college student who now has measles recently traveled across the state on a train. So they want to make people aware while noting that most New Yorkers have been vaccinated against the disease.
The state Health Department said Friday that the Bard College student took a 1:20 p.m. Amtrak train from New York City's Penn Station to Albany and then to Niagara Falls this past Sunday.