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Not again! Another winter storm hits New England

Published:Sunday | February 15, 2015 | 12:01 AM
Pedestrians walk among mounds of snow along a street in downtown Boston last Friday.

BOSTON (AP):

Mother Nature isn't showing New England any love.

Yet another winter storm arrived in the region for Valentine's Day, with snow and heavy winds, even as some areas were already staggering under six feet or more of snow.

A blizzard warning was in effect for coastal areas from Connecticut to Maine starting yesterday afternoon, for the fourth major storm the region has seen in less than a month. The storm arrived yesterday afternoon and was expected to intensify overnight into today, bringing bone-chilling cold behind it.

Wind gusts could howl at 70 miles per hour, and north-facing coastal areas could suffer moderate flooding and beach erosion from the "monster storm", said Bill Simpson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Officials warned that hurricane-force wind gusts could lead to power outages.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced late last Friday it would suspend all rail, bus and ferry service in the Boston area today, the latest in a series of disruptions for the nation's oldest public-transit network.

Governor Charlie Baker urged motorists to stay off roads during the storm, but stopped short of an outright travel ban.