Blizzard bears down on New England, snarling travel – CNBC


A snow plow clears snow on a taxiway at Logan International Airport as Winter Storm Skylar bears down on March 13, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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A snow plow clears snow on a taxiway at Logan International Airport as Winter Storm Skylar bears down on March 13, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Schools in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, were shut on Tuesday, Maine’s state legislature canceled its session, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy closed all government offices and the passenger rail line Amtrak halted service between Boston and New York.

Close to 1,500 U.S. flights were canceled with the hardest-hit airport Boston Logan, where about four out of five flights were called off, according to tracking service FlightAware.

Nor’easters are storms that typically bring strong winds from the northeast, and they tend to occur most often and most violently between September and April along North America’s East Coast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.

Some nor’easters carry hurricane-force winds.

Winds are expected to reach 65 miles (105km) per hour, the weather service said.

This storm’s heavy snow could down trees weakened by the last two storms and bring a fresh wave of power outages, officials warned.

Lower tides meant the storm would probably not bring a repeat of the flooding that sent icy water pouring into the streets of Boston during a storm early this month, forecasters and officials said.



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