Nor'easter drops 3 feet of snow in Woodford

WOODFORD — Some three feet of snow here had fallen by Thursday morning, an amount that was among the highest in the northeast from the nor'easter.

Peak snow accumulations here totaled about 35 inches as of 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y. Other parts of the state had totals from 18 to 25 inches.

Forecasters on Thursday night were tracking the possibility of another late-season snowstorm to run up the coast early next week.

Elsewhere in Bennington county, at least 32.5 inches was measured in Searsburg, 28 inches in Peru, 26.5 in Landgrove, 16.1 in Manchester Center, 11 in East Dorset, and 6 in West Arlington, according to NWS.

Snowfall in Windham County ranged from 30 inches in Londonderry and West Dover, 25 inches in Wilmington, 15.5 inches in Jacksonville, and 11.5 inches in Brattleboro.

The Mount Snow ski area in Dover received 31 inches of snow by Thursday morning with more still falling. The resort said the snowfall from the past two storms would set it up for skiing through the middle of April.

North Adams, Mass. registered 26 to 30 inches and Pittsfield, 17.5 inches.

Snow still was falling Thursday evening and a hazardous weather outlook had been issued by the NWS office. A prolonged period of light to moderate snow showers was forecast through the day on Friday.

Major cities along the Interstate 95 corridor saw much less. Philadelphia International Airport recorded about 6 inches, while New York City's Central Park saw less than 3 inches.

More than 800,000 customers were without power in the Northeast, including some who have been without electricity since last Friday's destructive nor'easter. Thousands of flights across the region were canceled, and traveling on the ground was treacherous.

In New Hampshire, Interstate 95 in Portsmouth was closed in both directions because of downed power lines, leaving traffic at a standstill for hours.

Amtrak restored modified service between New York City and Boston on Thursday after suspending it because of the storm. New York City's Metro-North commuter railroad, which had suspended service on lines connecting the city to its northern suburbs and Connecticut because of downed trees, restored partial service Thursday.

An 88-year-old woman in the New York City suburb of Suffern was crushed to death by a tree that fell as she shoveled snow Wednesday, and a man died Thursday in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, when he apparently drove around cones warning motorists about a downed live wire and the vehicle caught fire.

A pickup truck driver who was struck by a snowplow Thursday morning in Lebanon, New Hampshire, also died. Police said an investigation would determine if weather conditions were a factor.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Ed Damon can be reached at, at @edamon_banner on Twitter and 802-447-7567, ext. 111.


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