/Schools close in Northeast as snowstorm pummels New England: The latest

Schools close in Northeast as snowstorm pummels New England: The latest


Public schools are closed in Boston Tuesday as snow pummels the region.

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Northbridge, Massachusetts, is covered in 15 inches of snow while Worcester, Massachusetts, saw 12.4 inches.

Boston streets are coated with four inches of snow so far and the fluffy flakes are still falling, with about two more inches expected.

While most people are staying inside, Pam Hickey took her three dogs to play in the fresh snow in a Boston park.

“It’s great to get out here and get some fresh air and run around,” she said. “It’s magical. It’s so beautiful.”

Over 2,800 snow crews were clearing roads across the state Tuesday morning.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging residents to avoid driving if possible during periods of heavy snowfall. For those commuting in the eastern part of the state Tuesday, Baker asks residents to build-in extra time and consider public transportation.

Snow alerts remain in effect from Rhode Island to Maine Tuesday morning. In Maine, another four to six inches of snow are expected through the afternoon.

PHOTO: Benjamin Shoquette clears snow off his car outside his home, Dec. 3, 2019, in Providence, R.I. David Goldman/AP

Benjamin Shoquette clears snow off his car outside his home, Dec. 3, 2019, in Providence, R.I.

PHOTO: A vehicle works to clear snow from a sidewalk near South Station as the first winter storm of the season impacts the region, Dec. 3, 2019 in Boston.Scott Eisen/Getty Images

A vehicle works to clear snow from a sidewalk near South Station as the first winter storm of the season impacts the region, Dec. 3, 2019 in Boston.

PHOTO: Doreen Goy, of Warwick, R.I., uses a snowblower to clear a sidewalk after a second round of snow struck the area, Dec. 3, 2020. William J. Kole/AP

Doreen Goy, of Warwick, R.I., uses a snowblower to clear a sidewalk after a second round of snow struck the area, Dec. 3, 2020.

Before moving into New England, this nor’easter first struck New York state on Monday.

Albany, New York, is covered in 22.6 inches of snow — the biggest snowstorm there since 1993.

PHOTO: Mike Coutsonikas, spends the day earning extra money helping people dig out their cars and clear sidewalks on State street after an overnight snowfall, in Albany, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2019. Hans Pennink/AP

Mike Coutsonikas, spends the day earning extra money helping people dig out their cars and clear sidewalks on State street after an overnight snowfall, in Albany, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2019.

PHOTO:Ground crews remove snow from the airport tarmac as flights resume after an overnight snowfall, at the Albany International Airport in Colonie, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2019.Hans Pennink/AP

PHOTO:Ground crews remove snow from the airport tarmac as flights resume after an overnight snowfall, at the Albany International Airport in Colonie, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2019.

Fultonville, New York, saw a whopping 28 inches, while Readsboro, Vermont, recorded 22.4 inches.

By Tuesday night the storm will move into Canada, leaving lingering snow showers in northern Maine.

But it’ll remain chilly for most of the Northeast Tuesday, with gusty winds reaching 20 to 40 mph.

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