With more than 6 feet already on the ground from previous storms, the Northeast saw more flakes fall on Sunday. Forecasters have warned of heavy snow, high winds and freezing temperatures that could lead to dangerous travel conditions as well as life-threatening illnesses including hypothermia and frostbite.
Boston, which was socked by its fourth winter storm in 30 days, has had its snowiest month on record with 45.5 total inches. Mass transit has shut down. Both parking and travel bans are in place as a blizzard packing 75 mph wind gusts is predicted to drop 8 inches more on the city.
Eastern Massachusetts is expected to see a possible 20 inches of new snow. About 3,000 pieces of snowplow equipment have been deployed, state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said at a press conference Sunday. She noted motorists should not get on the road until the snow has been cleared.
At a press conference Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said hundreds of people remain due to the storm, mostly in coastal regions. WBZ, Boston, put the number of electric customers without power at 2,000. Baker urged residents to dig out vents and remove snow from their roofs, citing four roof collapses.
While the snow is expected to taper off Monday evening in Massachusetts, freezing temperatures are expected to set in. Wind chills as low as minus-40 degrees in western parts of the state and 25 below zero in the east, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
Outside Massachusetts, blizzard warnings remain in effect for parts of Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Parts of southern Connecticut to western North Carolina, including New York and Washington, are under high wind warnings as well, according to the Weather Channel.
As the Northeast continues to watch the snow fall, many have nabbed shots of the winter wonderland outside their front doors. Check out these images from Boston residents who are battling the city’s latest blizzard: