Swaths of Maine and Massachusetts were under a flood watch due to
rain coming down on top of the snow, and gusty conditions threatened
to down power lines and tree limbs through early Monday, according
to the National Weather Service.
The storm dropped about 15 inches of wet, compact snow over Cape
Cod, which juts off mainland Massachusetts, leaving 25,000 customers
without power, according to electric utility NSTAR.
Most of those still without power were expected to have electricity
back by late Sunday, the company said in a statement on its website.
Boston got about 4 inches of snow, the National Weather Service
Farther north in Maine, a steady rain on top of packed snow prompted
a flood watch in most of the state's central, southern and coastal
regions. Up to 14 inches of snow accumulation was recorded early
Sunday in other parts of the state, the Weather Service said.
Another band of snow is expected to hit the Midwest and East Coast
beginning overnight Sunday, according to forecasting service
"There will be no rest for the snow-weary from the Midwest to East
Coast as yet another quick-moving system threatens to lay down a
swath of several inches of snow from Minnesota to the Northeast,"
Accuweather meteorologist Dan DePodwin said.
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The storm will hit most of the states in those areas on Monday and
Tuesday, forecasters predict.
The latest round of winter weather comes on the heels of a powerful
storm system that pummeled the East Coast from Georgia to Maine last
week, grounding thousands of flights and leaving hundreds of
thousands of people without electricity as ice and snow downed power
lines and tree limbs.
The storm system also snarled traffic and contributed to hundreds of
The heavy snow this winter has depleted U.S. stocks of road salt.
Connecticut, hit so far by 12 storms, requested federal assistance
to help make up its shortfall.
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and
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