Fourth Snow Storm In A Month Batters US Coast


Another winter storm is battering the US East Coast as forecasters predict up to two feet of snow and temperatures as low as -10C.A blizzard warning is in place for coastal areas from Connecticut to Maine stretching into Monday, with New England expected to get between eight and 14 inches of snow and Maine likely to get up to two feet.

Fourth Snow Storm

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo have warned motorists to stay off the roads.

The storm – the fourth to hit the region in a month – brought dangerously strong winds to the northeastern US.

William Babcock, National Weather Service meteorologist, said: “On Sunday, the best thing people can do is stay home, stay indoors.”

Authorities have warned of possible power cuts and north-facing or vulnerable coastal areas could see flooding.

Winter storm warnings are also in place into Michigan and Ohio, where whiteout conditions saw at least two people killed on the Ohio Turnpike after a major accident.

Another person died in a crash on the New York Thruway south of Buffalo.

Logal International Airport in Boston said nearly 400 flights were cancelled on Sunday, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority cancelled all rail, bus and ferry services in the Boston area.

The state has called up hundreds of National Guard troops to help with snow removal.

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