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Heavy Snow Ending in the Northeast

30 Dec 2016, 2:44 pm

New England was pounded with heavy snow from a fast moving Nor’easter Thursday into this morning. The heaviest snow totals were found in Maine, where more than 2 feet fell on some locations.

Snowfall rates of 3″ per hour were reported in Maine early this morning. At one time, more than 80,000 residents were without power. With the snow ending in most of Maine and New Hampshire by midday, residents began the tough task of snow removal.

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Strong winds were also experienced with the storm. Gusts above 50 mph created blowing and drifting snow, and additional power issues. A few advisories remained in New England for this evening, with the only Winter Storm Warnings in West Virginia where heavy snow fell in the Cumberland Mountains.

As the low continues to move into Canada, snowfall will diminish. Additional accumulations will be minor in most areas.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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