Connecticut Could Get 30-Plus Inches of Snow

New England pummeled by latest snowpocalypse
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2011 11:13 AM CST
Roy Williams of Westfield, Mass., shovels snow in front of his vehicle on a merge ramp on Interstate 91 southbound during a winter storm in Windsor, Conn., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011.   (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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(Newser) – A winter storm crashed down on New England today, delivering as much as two feet of snow to parts of Connecticut, with more falling every minute. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a 30+ inch report,” says one WTHN meteorologist. Police in the state have responded to roughly 500 spin-outs and accidents today alone. In Massachusetts, meanwhile, some 70,000 homes were without power, and every single flight out of Logan Airport was delayed or canceled.

“You can’t see across the street,” the manager of one Massachusetts roast beef shop told the AP. “The wind and snow is blowing about 40 miles an hour sideways.” In Maine, plows were having difficulty keeping up with the white stuff, with an inch accumulating every hour. New York City, on the other hand, has been plowing much more efficiently than it did during the last storm, and has gotten only 9 inches so far, compared to 20 last time. (Read more blizzard stories.)

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