Forecasters have already described a winter storm as a “quick hitting Nor’easter”, which has already dumped snow in some areas of the region. There are reports of vehicle accidents and flight cancellations along major roads.
At 1 p.m. ET, there was 13.5 inches of snow in Walpole, Massachusetts, 13 inches in Pomfret Connecticut and a foot in Burrillville, Rhode Island. ET: According to the, there was 13.5 inches of snow in Walpole (Massachusetts), 13 inches in Pomfret (Connecticut), and one foot in Burrillville (Rhode Island). National Weather Service’s Boston Office.
According to the weather agency, “A quick-hitting Nor’easter is expected to bring heavy snow to New England by this afternoon.”
WINTER STORMS SLAM IN THE MID-SOUTH, CAUSE DOZENS ACCIDENTS
For most areas, snowfall is between 4-8 inches.
More than 2,500 flights have been canceled around the U.S. today, with airports in the New York City area and Boston – which are in the path of the storm – being the hardest hit, according to FlightAware.
A Massachusetts driver was killed in an accident on Route 140 in Freetown, Massachusetts. State police reported that the driver died around 7:30 a.m.
A commuter bus spun off-control and ended up blocking several lanes on the Massachusetts Turnpike, just outside Boston, early Friday. Although no injuries were reported, the bus caused a massive traffic jam.
According to Connecticut State Police, a tractor-trailer was jackknifed in Greenwich. This caused Interstate-95 southbound to be temporarily closed.
The storm also affected coronavirus testing locations, many of them being overwhelmed by long lines.
Some testing locations in Rhode Island delayed their openings to wait until later in the morning, when the storm was expected begin tapering off. Testing sites in Connecticut were closed.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.
Source: Fox News