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Recapping the Weekend Snowstorm from St. Louis to Boston

Over the weekend, a snowstorm slammed areas from Missouri to Maine with heavy snow, ice and near-zero visibility.

Beginning early Saturday morning, a snowstorm swept eastward impacting areas from Missouri through Pennsylvania.

Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and portions of New York City all reported dangerous wintry-driving conditions on Saturday. Numerous multi-vehicle crashes were reported around Detroit and on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Saturday.

From Saturday morning through the evening, Chicago O'Hare International Airport experienced a ground delay program due to the wintry weather. Farther east, more than 335 total arriving and departing flights were delayed or cancelled at the Newark Liberty International Airport Saturday.

As conditions worsened in the Northeast Saturday evening, more than 3,600 were without power in portions of Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

By the evening hours Saturday, the JFK International Airport reported delays more than 2.5 hours and the Philadelphia International Airport underwent delays of more than an hour.

By late Saturday evening most of the major roadways throughout the Northeast were snow-covered and slippery including, I-90 in Mass., I-95 in Maine, I-87 in Conn., I-278 in N.J., I-90 south in Vt., and I-80 in Pa. Additionally, I-78 in Pa., and I-90 in Mass., reduced the speed limit to 40 to 45 mph.

Continuing northeastward the storm slammed areas from New York through Maine late Saturday night through Sunday morning.

Topping the storm's biggest snow totals were 18 inches in Woodford, Vt., 17 inches in Landgrove, Vt., 16.5 inches in York County, Maine, in Biddeford, and 14 inches in Albany County, N.Y.

Snowstorm Snow Totals

City/County
State
Snow Total in Inches
Greenville
N.Y..
14
Windsor County
V.T.
14
Cumberland County
Maine
12
East Alstead, Cheshire County
N.H.
11
Lunenberg, Worcester County
Mass.
10.1
Salisbury, Essex County
Mass.
9.5
Canton, Hartford County
Conn.
8
Dardenne Prairie, St. Charles County
Mo.
8
St. Joseph County
Ind.
7.9
Cabot, Butler County
Pa.
7
Watseka
Ill.
6.2

Portions of Maryland, New Jersey and Ohio received anywhere from two to six inches. Areas in Rhode Island accumulated one to three inches.

The biggest concerns for Sunday remain in the New England area.

Boston's temperature dropped down to 23 degrees accompanied by freezing drizzle on Sunday morning, a crash occurred along Route 128 near Dedham, Mass., closing the road completely.

Threats for icing and continued slippery conditions remain in effect for the New England area through the day on Sunday.

Another system will return snow to the Great Lakes and Northeast Monday through Tuesday night. This will generally be a nuisance snow, but could evolve into a more disruptive event across eastern New England. More details will soon follow on AccuWeather.com.


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