Winter Storm

New England News
8:00 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Western Mass. Utility Asking Customers to Prepare for Winter Storm

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A Western Massachusetts utility is warning customers to prepare for a winter storm expected to bring prolonged rain and snow into the region. 

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New England News
12:42 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Thousands Still Without Power in Massachusetts After Storm

Credit National Weather Service

The snow and wind from the weekend’s winter storm knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of Bay State residents this weekend, but the while much of the state has had their electricity restored, residents in some areas are still waiting.

As of 10 am Monday morning, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported that 116,000 were still without power – including 93,000 NSTAR customers, and 23,000 served by National Grid.

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Weather
6:36 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Massive Winter Storm Slams Northeast

Weather radar map, 6:30am, 2/9/13
Credit National Weather Service

BOSTON (AP) — A massive storm packing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions is sweeping through the Northeast, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 customers.

More than 28 inches of snow had fallen in parts of central Connecticut by early Saturday, and areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire notched 2 feet or more.

The National Weather Service says up to 3 feet is expected in Boston, threatening the city's 2003 record of 27.6 inches.

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Weather
2:27 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Winter Storm: Patrick Closes MA Roads

Satellite image of winter storm, 2:22pm, 2/8/13
Credit National Weather Service

BOSTON (AP) — The governor of Massachusetts is banning all traffic from roads after 4 p.m. today, when the worst of a powerful snowstorm is expected to be bearing down on New England.

It's believed to be the first traffic ban in the state since the blizzard of 1978.

Boston could get as much as three feet of snow, which would break the city's snowfall record of 27.6 inches.

A forecaster says the storm is the type that "doesn't come along every day." Alan Dunham of the National Weather Service says it will be a "dangerous winter storm."

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New York News
9:40 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Cuomo: NY state plows, road crews ready for storm

Governor Cuomo gives an update after a snowstorm caused additional damage from Hurricane Sandy. - November 8, 2012
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has more than 1,500 snow plows, about 470,000 tons of road salt and hundreds of highway workers ready to tackle what's expected to be the worst storm so far in 2013.

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New York News
8:48 am
Fri February 8, 2013

NYC mayor: Leave work a little early

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging people to leave work a little early.

Bloomberg also said Friday that New York City hopes to have all streets plowed at least once by midmorning Saturday.

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New England News
8:10 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Some Connecticut stations already out of gas in storm rush

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TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Some Connecticut stations already have run out of gas during the rush to prepare for the approaching blizzard.

Motorists say stations in Torrington, West Hartford, Vernon, East Lyme and other towns ran out of fuel Thursday afternoon and evening as people filled their cars and trucks as well as containers for generators and snow blowers. Long lines were reported at many stations.

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WAMC News
8:00 am
Fri February 8, 2013

U.S. National Weather Service - Winter Weather Message 2/8/13 4:17 a.m.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
417 AM EST FRI FEB 8 2013

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...ALL OF EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...SOUTHERN VERMONT
  AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES IN THE
  WESTERN MOHAWK VALLEY...SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...LAKE GEORGE AND
  SARATOGA REGIONS. ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 16 INCHES SCHOHARIE

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New York News
7:38 am
Fri February 8, 2013

NY State Police: Stay off Hudson Valley highways

The road up to Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York.
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Police troop that covers a four-county area east of the Hudson River is advising motorists to stay off local highways during the storm that's expected to drop up to 18 inches of snow in some areas along the Massachusetts and Connecticut borders.

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North Country News
2:24 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Snow Sports Eager for Storm

Credit WAMC

A midwinter storm headed to the Northeast U.S. on Friday could drop more than a foot of snow, setting up a weekend of skiing, sledding and snowmobiling in places that have been stuck with bare ground for much of the season.

The storm comes just after the 35th anniversary of the historic blizzard of 1978, which paralyzed the region with more than 2 feet of snow and hurricane force winds. This week's storm isn't expected to come close to that, but outdoor enthusiasts who have been disappointed with the season so far say they'll take what they can get.

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