The Northeast U.S. is bracing for a winter blast of snow and strong winds that could take the title of biggest storm of the season from one that dumped up to 19 inches of snow just days ago.
Winter storm warnings are in effect from upstate New York to Maine, where blizzard conditions and 2 feet of snow are possible. The National Weather Service says up to 19 inches of snow could fall in Boston, while Connecticut and Rhode Island could see more than 6 inches.
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker urged people to take public transportation on Monday, and if they absolutely need to be on the roads, to drive cautiously, reports CBS station WBZ.
“As the storm continues, we ask everyone to use extreme caution when traveling and avoid unnecessary driving when possible, allowing crews to safely treat and clear roadways,” Gov. Baker said in a statement Sunday afternoon. “We will continue to monitor the forecast and keep the public informed as the storm progresses. We remind everyone to please assist neighbors in need, and to help keep sidewalks and fire hydrants clear.”
Wind gusts of more than 50 mph and coastal flooding could hit parts of the region.
FlightAware says more than 3,000 flights have been canceled nationwide, including 155 at Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Amtrak warned of travel delays from the storm, which could affect travel between New York and Boston and beyond. Acela Express and Northeast Regional travelers may see delays between Boston and New York, and the Downeaster will be offering limited service on Monday, February 13.
Parts of the region are still cleaning up after Thursday’s storm.
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