Another New England Snowstorm - Miss For Connecticut

Erica Roy
February 16, 2017

Most major highways were cleared and planes began taking off again after thousands of flights were canceled across the region during the storm.

Winter storm warnings are in effect into today from upstate NY to ME, where blizzard conditions and 2 feet of snow are possible.

Many school districts, including in Boston, remained closed, however.

Not even one week after Northeasterners opened their door to a small wall of snow - almost two feet in some areas - the region was once again seeing another heavy blanket of snow.

The storm will bring blizzard conditions, heavy snow and high winds. Snowfall rates may reach 1 to 2 inches per hour. "What we do now is go back and ensure that we are plowing the rights-of-way, taking down those snowbanks".

Pockets of snow will linger into your Thursday morning commute, tapering during the mid-to-late morning. "And now suddenly, you can't see over the snowbanks when you're backing out of the driveway, and we've been running the snow blower 24-7", he said. Governor Charlie Baker pushed back the start of the workday for state workers to 11 a.m. This scenario is most likely from northern MA to southern Maine. ".It looks like MA will have a nice break in precipitation all day Tuesday and not expect any precipitation until possibly Wednesday".

The second round of blizzard activity comes on the heels of last week's winter storm and could cause power outages along the East Coast, noted The Weather Channel.

An area of low pressure will cross New England during the day and then rapidly strengthen tonight in the gulf of Maine.

Some neighborhoods in New York City saw a foot or more of snow. We'll keep a close eye on exactly "where" that ends up, but the most likely scenario is that it is well to our north and east.

A winter storm watch is posted for Essex County and will get upgraded to either a winter weather advisory or winter storm warning by the National Weather Service later on today.

Numerous accidents were reported as drivers dealt with blowing and drifting snow and slippery streets.

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