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Snow Piles Up and Travel Grinds to a Halt as Nor’Easter Tracks North

10 Dec 2014, 11:21 am

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A nor’easter has been wreaking havoc on parts of the Northeast since late Monday. And the effects of the storm are being felt across the region. As of late Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service in Binghamton, N.Y. issued a “special weather statement” — in addition to the winter storm warning that remains in place. The statement warns residents of very heavy snow — up to 1 to 2 inches per hour — that’s making for exceptionally dangerous driving conditions along the I-81 corridor, from Syracuse to Binghamton.

Roads have rapidly deteriorated, as plows can’t keep up with the heavy snow, and wind-driven snow is making for limited visibility. Officials are urging people to remain off the roads, unless it’s an emergency. If you must travel, make sure you have a full tank of fuel, blankets and provisions. If you’re stranded, it may take officials some time to reach you.

Precipitation totals out of the region are impressive with this system. Below is a state-by-state list of the highest totals of snow and rain.

Pennsylvania

• 3.0″ of snow in Warren Center and Susquehanna
• 2.0″ of snow in Harford

• 1.34″ of rain in Langhorne
• 0.72″ of rain in Philadelphia
• 0.46″ of rain in Collegeville

New York

• 15.5″ of snow in Delanson
• 14.0″ of snow in Prattsville and Broome Center
• 13.0″ of snow in Lake Palcid
• 12.0″ on snow in Hebron

• 3.43″ of rain in Rego Park
• 3.04″ of rain at John F. Kennedy International Airport
• 2.54″ of rain in Central Psrk

New Jersey

• 1.0″ of snow in Pocono Summit and Long Pond
• 0.5″ of snow in Ocean Township

• 0.25″ of ice in Milford and Allamuchy
• 0.16″ of ice in Hopatcong

• 2.46″ of rain in Sea Isle City
• 2.33″ of rain in Cape May
• 1.73″ of rain in Harrison
• 1.55″ of rain in Ridgewood

Connecticut

• 0.12″ of ice in Southington

• 3.04″ of rain in Torrington
• 2.89″ of rain in Hartford
• 2.75″ of rain in Thomaston

Rhode Island

• 3.14″ of rain in East Greenwich and Coventry
• 3.06″ of rain in Woonsocket
• 2.61″ of rain in Warwick and Greenville
• 2.60″ of rain in Providence
• 2.56″ of rain in Westerly

Massachusetts

• 6.0″ of snow in Savoy
• 3.0″ of snow in Hawley and Heath

• 5.04″ of rain in Ipswich
• 4.43″ of rain in Wakefield
• 3.21″ of rain in Boston
• 2.95″ of rain in Chatham

Vermont

• 12.5″ of snow in Woodford
• 12.0″ of snow in Wilmington

• 2.83″ of rain in Vernon
• 2.38″ of rain in Sunderland Village
• 2.04″ of rain in Wilmington

New Hampshire

• 13.0″ of snow in Pinkham Notch
• 12.9″ of snow in Randolph
• 7.0″ of snow in Pittsburg and Berlin

• 2.46″ of rain in Greenville
• 2.18″ if rain in West Chesterfield

Maine

• 11.5″ of snow in Eustis
• 10.5″ of snow in Caribou
• 5.0″ of snow in Andover
• 4.0″ of snow in Phillips

• 3.34″ of rain in Kittery Point
• 3.30″ of rain in Exeter
• 1.85″ of rain in Portland

Even with may of these impressive totals, additional precipitation is possible through late Thursday as the system pulls off to the northeast. Winter storm warning and winter weather advisories remain in effect for may parts of the Northeast and New England. So, if you’re traveling in this region through the end of the week, use extreme caution.

WeatherNation meteorologists will be keeping a close eye in the progress of the storm and we’ll bring you updates as they become available. We’ve got you covered on-air and online.

Meteorologist Alan Raymond

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