BOSTON >> The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast is expected to bring blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts and leave behind as much as 18 inches of snow.

The National Weather Service says winds Monday could gust up to 65 mph in the hardest hit areas.

The rest of eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and most of Connecticut are under a winter storm warning and could get as much as 10 inches of snow.

Northern New England down to the New York area, as well as the Berkshires, are expected to get less snow.

Communities in the path of the storm closed schools Monday and issued on-street parking bans.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker urged people to stay off the roads if possible and early morning commuter traffic around Boston was light.



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