More Than a Foot of Snow Slams New England

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
February 16, 2014; 9:00 PM ET
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The storm that ended this past week caused travel delays across much of the East, and left its mark with more than 12 inches of snow in some places.

Early Sunday morning, the storm had departed the United States and was bearing down on Atlantic Canada.

Snow began sliding in from the Ohio Valley on Friday night then spread from Pennsylvania and Maryland into New England on Saturday.

The FAA reported excessive delays at airports in the I-95 corridor.

Visibility was reduced to 1.25 miles in Norwich, Conn., near the Groton-New London airport.

Some flights were delayed 3.5 hours at Newark Airport, with 1- to 2-hour delays at JFK and Philadelphia International.

Approximately 1,000 flights were cancelled in total with more than 4,500 delays because of the storm.

Road crews in New England midday on Saturday had trouble keeping up with the storm. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick even advised motorists to stay off the roads east of Worcester on Saturday evening through Sunday.

Visibility was extremely restricting for the evening commute while many highways remained covered.

The road camera above shows I-95 near New London, Conn., on Saturday evening.

Snow totals across the Northeast ranged from 2-4 inches in central Pennsylvania to more than a foot in parts of eastern New England. Reports of a total of 15.5 inches of snow were coming in from Sandwich, Mass., as of early Sunday morning.

An area two miles south of Southwest Harbor, Maine, tops the storm's snowfall totals list with 17.5 inches.

Blustery winds in the wake of the storm will blow and drift snow around on Sunday.

Another wave from the Midwest is expected to push more snow into the Northeast for the early part of the week.

While the danger of more roofs collapsing is already high following the rounds of snow across the Northeast, the impending snow will only further heighten the risk.

Officials closed a Target store early Saturday in Riverdale, N.J., over fears of too much snow on the roof, according to WCBS-TV.


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