Heavy snow showers possible later; another storm possible next week

Pedestrians walk through Central Park during a snowstorm in New York.   REUTERS  Lucas Jackson

Pedestrians walk through Central Park during a snowstorm in New York. REUTERS Lucas Jackson

A nor'easter that could deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas socked New England on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions to coastal MA and Rhode Island, blanketing highways with fluffy snow and knocking out power to tens of thousands of utility customers.

High winds and blowing snow led meteorologists to categorize the storm as a blizzard in parts of New England, including Boston.

The National Weather Service has announced snow totals for the region following Tuesday's storm.

A tree fell on a house on Morse Street in Foxboro, Mass., on Tue., March 13, 2018. By mid-afternoon, snowfall amounts ranging from 4 inches to 10 inches had been reported in scattered locations throughout ME, while some locations in New Hampshire had gotten more than a foot.

So far power outages have climbed to more than 250,000 just in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and CT.

"We are freezing", the 39-year-old James said.

The flight-tracking site FlightAware already reported more than 1,300 canceled flights within, into or out of the US on Tuesday.

Amtrak suspended all service Tuesday between Boston to New York City.

Boston's mayor says the latest winter storm could force the cancellation of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The storm was slowly tapering off overnight into Wednesday, but it left about 218,000 power outages in MA as of Tuesday evening, according to the state's Emergency Management Agency.

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Martha's Vineyard Shipyard shared a video of the powerful winds just before noon on Tuesday.

Eastern Long Island felt the brunt of the storm in the New York City area.

Blizzard conditions are possible and power outages are a threat for parts of Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire and ME, which are under the Winter Storm Watch from Monday evening to Tuesday afternoon, he said.

ME also braced for a hard hit.

The National Weather Service said parts of MA could get up to 18 inches of snow and issued a coastal flood warning.

In Kent County, Coventry experienced the largest amount of snow at 15 inches.

In New Hampshire, where as much as 14 inches of snow was forecast, the storm was wreaking havoc with the age-old town meeting tradition.

Parts of the Upper Northeast may see another 6-12 inches of snow over the next 24 hours.

By Wednesday morning, lingering light snow will continue for most of northern NY and into New England.

Rhode Island State Police reported hazardous road conditions had contributed to numerous crashes across the state during the afternoon.

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