Winter Storm Hits New England: One Foot Of Snow

New England has been hit by a winter storm that so far has dumped more than one foot of snow on the state. The storm began Saturday afternoon and continued into the early morning Sunday hours.

While some power outages have been reported, authorities say no critical injuries or major property damage resulted from the storm.

According to the National Weather Service, upwards of six to 12 inches of snow fell in Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, and eastern Massachusetts.

In Boston and the Cape Cod area, rain was mixed with snow to produce two to four inches of wintry mix.

Also witnessing a mix of rain and snow were New York City and Philadelphia where drivers were warned to watch for icy roads after a 20 vehicle pile up case caused because of storm-related variables.

According to Fox News:

“Officials lowered the speed limit on much of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, about 300 miles from the Ohio state line to east-central Pennsylvania, from 65 mph to 45 mph. Flights at Philadelphia’s airport, mostly arrivals, were delayed about an hour, spokeswoman Stacy Jackson said.”

TheBerkshire Eagle also reports that flights were delayed in Philadelphia because of the heavy snow fall, although, thanks to early preparation, those delays were only about an hour in length.

Other areas hit by the storm include Indiana, which saw 6 to 8 inches.

This newest storm is part of a larger storm system that has already claimed the lives of 16 people.

What are you doing to prepare for dangerous winter conditions in your area?