Blizzard slams New England in third major storm of past 2 weeks

02:02 - Source: CNN
Another nor'easter to pummel New England

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Latest nor'easter hit New England particularly hard

About 218,000 power outages reported in Massachusetts Tuesday

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New England’s third nor’easter in less than two weeks slammed parts of the region Tuesday in a barrage that dropped as much as 2 feet of snow in some places and brought dangerous whiteout conditions on the roads.

The National Weather Service of Boston officially declared the storm a blizzard at noon Tuesday after three straight hours of blizzard conditions. Wind gusts reached 69 mph in places as much of coastal Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine bore the brunt of the storm. Parts of New Hampshire got socked with 27 inches of snow, according to the weather agency.

The storm was slowly tapering off overnight into Wednesday, but it left about 218,000 power outages in Massachusetts as of Tuesday evening, according to the state’s Emergency Management Agency.

Blizzard warnings had been issued for much of the region and more than 45 million people had been under some kind of a weather warning or advisory in the Northeast Tuesday. Winter weather advisories remain in effect for several coastal Maine counties until 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

More snow could be expected Wednesday in interior parts of New England, such as Burlington, Vermont, and north of Bangor, Maine.

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Snowfall at Boston Logan International Airport measured at 14.5 inches, as the city had braced for totals of 12 to 20 inches. The accumulating snow in Boston was captured in a time-lapse video Tuesday.

Virginia Riley, also in Boston, posted this video on Instagram of the whipping winds and snow.

“It hasn’t stopped snowing or blowing and I’d guess we have around 10 inches so far. I love this weather and it hasn’t affected me at all,” Riley wrote. “But I know it is wreaking havoc with so many others. A storm like this on the tail end of the other two we have had isn’t great for some people. I just hope everyone is safe and in a warm place.”

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