New snowstorm hits north-east US

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Published: Monday 9th February 2015 by The News Editor

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New England and portions of New York state have awoken to a fresh blanket of snow as a storm churned across the north-east United States.

It is the third major snowstorm to hit the region in less than two weeks.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for central New York and the state’s western Catskills, along with much of New England.

Some areas of Massachusetts had about a foot (30cm) of snow before dawn, and the storm was expected to last all day.

The Boston area was expected to receive up to two feet (60cm) of snow through Tuesday while Hartford, Connecticut, Providence and Rhode Island could each get up to a foot.

In New York, the snow stretched from Buffalo to the Hudson Valley.

The Amtrak railway cancelled portions of its passenger train service in upstate New York because of the storm.

Boston’s Logan International Airport will be allowing only a limited amount of flights to arrive and depart today, with travellers urged to check with their airlines.

Government officials announced yesterday that schools and municipal offices in many communities would be closed and that parking bans would be in effect. As accidents began to accumulate, drivers were warned to stay off the slick roads.

Published: Monday 9th February 2015 by The News Editor

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