New England gets walloped by rain and snow

Soaking rains followed by heavy snow in places snarled roads, knocked down electric wires and keeping some children home from school across New England on Monday

A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service is due to expire Monday evening — which covers sections of southern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine as well as parts of northern and western Massachusetts.

Amtrak’s Downeaster passenger train between Boston and Maine canceled service after trees fell on the tracks, although Amtrak did not specifically say the problem was caused by the weather.

The storm cut power to 21,000 electric customers across Massachusetts by late Monday afternoon. Power was also out for 50,000 customers in New Hampshire; 27,500 in Maine; and 10,000 in Vermont.

The storm brought about a foot of snow to parts of Maine, which was also hit by a significant snowfall late last week.

Central Maine Power “is currently responding to outages, the bulk of which were caused by snow covered limbs and fallen trees in York and Cumberland counties. Our crews are working with Maine Emergency Management Agencies now to clear blocked roads and to restore power to our customers,” said CMP spokesperson Jon Breed.

The Massachusetts Department of Emergency Management warned of possibly slick roads across the state during the afternoon commute.


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