Storm surprises New England
WHITMAN, Mass. — The late winter storm that buried parts of the country was forecast to be little more than a nuisance for most of New England. Try telling that to Connecticut and Massachusetts residents who spent two days shoveling 2 feet of snow.
“The forecast was 4 to 6 inches, and I think I'm looking at about 12 to 14 inches,” West Roxbury resident Mark Spillane said as snow continued to fall on Friday. “I did not expect to have to bring out the snow blower.”
The storm was centered far out in the Atlantic Ocean, and by the time it reached New England, forecasters were focused on the potential for coastal flooding and not snow, which in many places was predicted to reach a maximum of 6 to 8 inches.
The coastline was battered by three high tides during the storm, the worst on Friday morning, when some roads in coastal towns were flooded by up to 3 feet of water.
The National Weather Service reported nearly 13 inches of snow at Boston's Logan International Airport as of 1 p.m., with more than 2 feet in a few Massachusetts towns and nearly that much in many others.
Some parts of Connecticut and New Hampshire also had more than a foot.
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