Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Winter Storm Warning Above 4000 Feet

Winter Storm Warning Above 4000 Feet

Maureen Niland, of Marshfield, Mass., left, and Kim Varghese, of Plymouth, Mass., right, walk along a seawall near damaged beachfront homes, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Marshfield.

"They literally have been working around the clock for nearly two weeks", Baker said, adding, however, that there is a robust mutual aid system in place between the power companies and other regions of the country.

That makes it harder for snow to stick and could bring an end to the pattern of storms, Carolan said.

The storm will stretch into parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York state and most of New England. Amtrak said it would also cancel some trains running from NY to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

In Rhode Island, the storm closed schools and businesses across the state, knocked out power and made driving treacherous. In the latest storm, also being called "Winter Storm Skylar", snow is expected to have the strongest impact.

Blizzard conditions could drop up to 2 feet on coastal parts of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, NWS warned. Winter storm warnings are in effect from Long Island to Maine.

Mayor Marty Walsh says schools will be closed citywide Tuesday. The National Weather Service forecast "near blizzard conditions" there. While the first two storms focused on flooding and massive power outages, the Tuesday storm looks to be a classic blizzard, with up to a foot or more snow expected along the coast.

Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, the storm will weaken as it moves toward the Canadian Maritimes, leaving behind showers and gusty winds in New England.

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The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning until 8 p.m. Tuesday for the state's entire coast.

The Town's Meals on Wheels program will be suspended on Tuesday and will resume on Wednesday, March 14.

The Delmarva region is expected to be spared the worst of the storm, which is heading up the coast into New England.

"This event will be a little colder, confining the heavier, wetter snow to coastal areas, where winds gusting to 40-50 miles per hour will lead to power outages, and possible blizzard or near blizzard conditions", Weather Channel meteorologist Carl Parker said in a statement emailed to Business Insider.

Almost 50 million people are under a winter weather advisory or warning from the Tennessee Valley into New England including New York City, Boston, and Portland, Maine.

Snow is expected to accumulate at a rate of 2 inches per hour during the Tuesday morning commute, disrupting road and air travel.

The majority of New Jersey should get around 1 to 3 inches of snow, according to Weather.com. Providence, Rhode Island, is in line for about 15 inches.

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