New England and parts of New York state awoke Monday to a fresh blanket of snow as a storm threatening to bring up to 2 feet to some areas moved across the Northeast, creating a treacherous commute for a region that has been hit with a succession of wintry weather.
Some areas of Massachusetts had about a foot of snow before dawn, and the storm was expected to last all day Monday. The weather service reported an unofficial measurement of almost 14 inches in Norwell as of 5 a.m. Monday. Fitchburg, Leominster, Lunenburg and Ashby in north-central Massachusetts were all at 11 inches or more. Logan Airport in Boston had eight inches.
In New York, the snow stretched from Buffalo to the Hudson Valley, one day after 6 inches of snow fell on parts of the upstate region.
“This storm marks our third major snow storm we have experienced in nearly two weeks,” as parts of Massachusetts have already seen over 60 inches of snowfall, said Gov. Charlie Baker. He said it would cause “many challenges” for the state.
As of Monday morning, the storm forced the cancellations of nearly 2,000 flights around the United States, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware.
Boston’s Logan International Airport will be allowing only a limited amount of flights to arrive and depart Monday so travelers should check with their airlines, the governor said.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for central New York, the western Catskills and much of New England through early Tuesday.