New England digs out from second snow storm in a week
By Victoria Cavaliere
Feb 16 (Reuters) - A winter blast left parts of the U.S.
toward coastal Canada, the second powerful storm system to slam
the region in less than a week.
Swaths of Maine and Massachusetts were under a flood watch
due to rain coming down on top of the snow, and gusty conditions
threatened to down power lines and tree limbs through early
Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm dropped about 15 inches (38 cm) of wet, compact
snow over Cape Cod, which juts off mainland Massachusetts,
leaving 25,000 customers without power, according to electric
Most of those still without power were expected to have
electricity back by late Sunday, the company said in a statement
on its website.
Boston got about 4 inches (10 cm) of snow, the National
Weather Service said.
Farther north in Maine, a steady rain on top of packed snow