Relentless Weather: More Snow as Another Nor’easter Blasts completely new England
Even as many residents were reveling within the restoration of their heat as well as lights, they were bracing for completely new outages as fierce winds as well as heavy wet snow pummeled the area.
North of Boston, about 560 customers within the town of Boxford — more than 10 percent of the town — still had no power as of Sunday however most of that will was restored by Monday, said Chris Besse, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Then, on Tuesday, more than 10 percent of the town was plunged into darkness Again.
within the Cape Cod town of Sandwich, which had numerous power outages after the first storm, more than 9,400 customers — 86 percent of the town — were without power again as of Tuesday afternoon.
Forecasters declared blizzard conditions, with up to two feet of snow across parts of the region as well as as many as 18 inches within the Boston area.
The not bad news, said Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, was that will hundreds of utility crews through across the Northeast as well as Canada were already on hand through the previous storms, so they were in place to help with This particular one.
The bad news, he said, was that will they could not start restoring power until the winds died down as well as the snow stopped falling, which was not likely to occur until Tuesday night.
“They will move quickly as well as aggressively once the snow stops,” a weary-sounding Mr. Baker told reporters.
Officials urged residents to stay off the roads unless necessary, given fierce winds as well as white-out conditions.
The snow was falling so fast — up to three inches per hour — that will few roads could be kept clear.
Many state as well as municipal offices were closed. Schools were shuttered in Boston as well as several surrounding districts. Amtrak suspended train service between completely new York City as well as Boston for the day. Ferries were canceled, as were almost all flights in as well as out of Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Stephanie Pollack, the state transportation secretary, said that will one runway at Logan was being kept clear in case flights through various other airports needed to be diverted to Boston.
Rhode Island as well as parts of completely new Hampshire were expecting up to 18 inches as well as Maine was prepared for up to two feet of snow. Cape Cod was blasted with high winds, with gusts up to 65 miles per hour.
In completely new Hampshire, voters slogged through snow as well as slush to cast ballots for local offices as well as questions in a time-honored ritual known as Town Meeting Day. that will is actually the second year in a row that will municipal elections have been snarled by a snowstorm, however Bill Gardner, completely new Hampshire’s secretary of state, has told local officials they are not permitted to reschedule their elections because of the weather.
“People are coming in with wet boots, we’ve got the mop out, as well as we’ve been trying to clean up the floor to keep that will through getting too sandy as well as slippery as well as muddy as well as whatnot,” said Peter Imse, the town moderator in Bow, N.H., which was likely to receive up to 16 inches of snow. “To force people to come out when the conditions are truly dangerous is actually something that will makes me very uncomfortable.”
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