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New England Blizzard Conditions White Out Maine

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Skis may be the only way to get around New England on Monday. (file photo)

By    |   Monday, 13 Feb 2017 11:07 AM

New England will face blizzard conditions through Monday as a combination of heavy snow and high winds continued to pelt the region. Maine was especially hit hard.

Meteorologists said a foot of snow had already fallen on Maine before the current blizzard threat, said The Weather Channel. In Bangor, snow was falling at the rate of two inches per hour early Monday.

"Forecasters say this will be the biggest snowstorm we've seen so far this winter, and it's dumping plenty of fresh powder out there," said the Bangor Daily News. "Authorities advise you to stay home unless you must absolutely leave home. Now would be a good time to bundle up and cozy up with a hot beverage."

The News reported that the roof of the Katahdin Pins 'n Cues bowling alley in Millinocket collapsed Sunday night because of the weather. It was the worst damage reported in northern Maine due to the blizzard so far.

The second round of blizzard activity comes on the heels of last week's winter storm and could cause power outages along the East Coast, noted The Weather Channel. AccuWeather said last week's storm left more than a foot of snow in some areas of New England.

"The storm has the potential to bring one to two feet of snow to parts of central and northern New England and parts of the Maritime Provinces of Canada," said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

Winds were expected to reach speeds of 50 miles per hour along the New England coast, creating "significant" drifting and blowing snow. Along with Bangor, the high winds were expected to affect Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

"The weight of the snow, combined with fierce, howling winds will be more than enough to bring down tree limbs and power lines," said AccuWeather meteorologist Kyle Elliott.

The Weather Channel said as of Sunday more than 20 inches of snow had fallen at Harpswell, Maine; 16 inches in Wilmington, Vermont; 16 inches near Randolph, New Hampshire; 16 inches in Heath, Massachusetts; and 10 inches in Burlington, Vermont.

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New England will face blizzard conditions through Monday as a combination of heavy snow and high winds continued to pelt the region. Maine was especially hit hard.
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