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Storm leaves more than a foot of snow, closes coastal roads

4:14 PM, Mar 8, 2013   |    comments
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BOSTON - Flooding from the winter storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of New England has closed some coastal roads near Boston. And according to a newspaper (the Newburyport Daily News), an unoccupied home on an island north of the city fell into the ocean.

The slow-moving storm is centered far out in the Atlantic. But the snow from the storm has made for a slippery commute today as far south as New York and Pennsylvania. For a second day, snow and accidents made the morning commute difficult in Connecticut.

Thousands of homes and businesses are without power, and schools across New England are closed.

Some parts of Massachusetts had more than a foot of snow by midmorning, with more expected. In the shoreline town of Scituate, there was some coastal flooding, with some roads under 2 to 3 feet of water. But the police chief is breathing a sigh of relief, with no reports of injuries or major damage.

The coastal flood advisory that had been issued for New Jersey has expired, but not before waves during high tide inundated coastal roads in areas that were hard-hit by superstorm Sandy in October.

The Associated Press

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