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Heavy Snow, Dangerous Travel Continues In New England

UPDATED 9:45 PM EST, December 27, 2012

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Seth Carrier

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Snow plows and ice scrapers will continue to be in high demand across northern New England through Friday morning. Not only will more snow pile up and create very difficult driving conditions, but high winds will create low visibility and high snow drifts.

Snow is blanketing the ground from New York to Maine, and low pressure near Cape Cod is flinging plenty of Atlantic moisture onshore, depositing it as a large swath of heavy snow from Caribou, Maine to the north shore of Boston. While the snow has already wound down across New York and southern New England, the snow will fly across northern New England until Friday morning.

When all is said and done, 8 to 16 inches of wet snow will accumulate along Interstate 87 between Albany and Plattsburgh, N.Y. Farther north and east of here across northern Vermont, New Hampshire and most of Maine, the outburst of snow will produce 12 to as much as 18 inches before winding down on Friday morning.

Winter Storm Warnings remain in place across the state of Maine this evening. While some of the warnings in western Maine will expire early Friday morning, the warnings across northern Maine will last until Friday afternoon.

Significant snow amounts have already been reported across these same areas so far today. Nearly 16 inches fell near Peru, N.Y., with 18 inches on the ground in Moretown, Vt. Meanwhile, 15 inches has fallen in Ashfield, Mass., with 13 inches reported so far in East Millinocket, Maine.

This storm also had a history of producing heavy snowfall across the Ohio Valley on Wednesday. Indianapolis measured 7.3 inches of snow, its heaviest in nearly four years. The last time there was a comparable snow was on January 28, 2009. Cleveland picked up 4.7 inches on Wednesday, with 9.0 inches falling in Galion, Ohio. Swain and Franklinville, N.Y., checked in with 12 inches, while Buffalo-International Airport measured 10.9 inches.

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