Roads and sidewalks around Boston left slushy by Saturday's
snowfall were rapidly freezing over on Sunday morning as
temperatures quickly fell into the 20s degrees Fahrenheit (minus
"Not only will the storm make roads and sidewalks slippery, raising
the risk for slip-and-fall incidents and auto accidents, but it is
likely to cause many flight delays and cancellations," Alex
Sosnowski, an AccuWeather meteorologist, said in a statement on
Forty flights were canceled as of Sunday afternoon out of Logan
International Airport in Boston, according to FlightAware.com.
The snowstorm comes on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the
year and during one of the shortest holiday buying seasons, with
only four weeks separating Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The northern end of Maine could get close to 18 inches of snow
before the storm moves on toward Canada's Atlantic Coast on Sunday
night, with visibility fading, the National Weather Service said.
The snow is likely to turn to freezing rain along New England's
Another 1 to 4 inches of snow could fall in western New York, and
light snow showers were predicted around the Great Lakes region over
the coming days.
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The snowstorm covered a huge swath of the United States on Saturday
from Missouri to the East Coast, causing road accidents and the
cancellation of more than 1,000 flights.
The same region was slammed a week ago by another massive storm
system that left parts of the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast shoveling
out from a half foot of snow.
(Reporting by Jonathan Allen; editing by Cynthia Johnston and Jan
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