Snow Tapers Off in Southern New England

December 30, 2012; 6:02 AM ET
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Play video Breaking weather is detailed in the above AccuWeather.com video. Scroll down in this story for the latest updates on the snowstorm.

This blog is no longer being updated as of 6 a.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. A full recap of the Northeast snowstorm can be found here.


Just days after a major winter storm struck the Northeast, a followed right on its heels.

The snow has departed southern New England, but most of eastern Maine continues to get battered by strong winds and heavy snow.

If you need to travel anywhere in the region, keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. Drive slowly. And be sure to have a pair of gloves and perhaps a snow shovel handy in case you become stuck.

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Snow has changed to rain in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and other areas of the I-95, but a rapid freeze-up Saturday night will lead to icy roads.


UPDATES:

5:20 a.m. EST Sunday: Brooklyn, CT has 11.5 inches of snow on the ground.

4:00 a.m. EST Sunday: 12.7 inches of snow in Milford, MA.

2:00 a.m. EST Sunday: Snow up to 10.5 inches in Glastonbury, CT.

11:00 p.m. EST Sunday: Strong winds hammering the Cape and islands of eastern Massachusetts as gusts approach 60mph.

9:00 p.m. EST Sunday: Total snowfall in Punxsutawney, PA was 7.0 inches.

7:45 p.m. EST: Snow amounts are climbing quickly across southeastern New England, while rain has changed over to snow across portions of Long Island. Latest snow totals: 7.0 inches in Manchester, Conn.; 6.0 inches in Farmington, Conn.; 4.0 inches in Millbury, Mass.; 3.4 inches in Milford, Mass.; 3.0 inches in Agawam, Mass.; 4.5 inches in Foster, R.I.; 4.3 inches in Warwick, R.I.

7:15 p.m. EST Saturday: Connecticut Department of Transportation webcams shows snow-covered roads and extremely poor visibility in heavily falling snow around Hartford, Conn. Motorists are urged to slow down and use caution. Local Radar

6:45 p.m. EST Saturday: Snowfall amounts so far: 5.0 inches in Glastonbury, Conn.; 4.0 inches in Manchester, Conn.; 4.0 inches in Coventry, Conn.; 3.0 inches in North Kingston, R.I.; 2.5 inches in Cranston, R.I.; 2.4 inches in West Glocester, R.I.; 2.0 inches in Milford, Mass.; 2.0 inches in Blandford, Mass.

6:20 p.m. EST Saturday: While the snowstorm intensifies off the Northeast coast, snow is wrapping back around across the New York City area. Snow is coating the field at Yankee Stadium where the Pinstripe Bowl Game is being played.

5:45 p.m. EST Saturday: A record snowfall of 0.9 of an inch was set at Washington Dulles today. The old record snow was 0.3 of an inch set in 1993.

5:25 p.m. EST Saturday: A record snowfall of 4.4 inches was set in Pittsburgh, Pa., today, breaking the old record of 2.1 inches set way back in 1935.

5:00 p.m. EST Saturday: The heaviest snow band currently extends from Oxford and Hartford, Conn., to Worcester and Bedford, Mass., while a storm ramps up off the Northeast coast. The snowstorm will continue to strengthen into tonight. Thunder snow will be possible with the heaviest snow bands.

4:15 p.m. EST Saturday: Latest snow totals: 7.0 inches in Mt. Holly, Vt.; 7.0 inches in Pittsford, Vt.; 6.5 inches in Orewell, Vt.; 6.1 inches in Killington, Vt.; 5.5 inches in Bethel, Vt.; 3.5 inches in Ogden, N.Y.; 4.5 inches in Kutztown, Pa.; 4.0 inches in West Newton, Pa.; 3.5 inches in Chesterbrook, Pa.; 1.4 inches in Allentown, Pa.; 1.4 inches in West Chester, Pa.; 3.0 inches in Basking Ridge, N.J.; 2.6 inches in Somerville, N.J.; 1.6 inches in Newark, Del.

3:40 p.m. EST Saturday: Flightstats.com reports that 428 flights have been canceled and 4,958 flights have been delayed in the U.S. so far today. Many of the delays were weather-related in the Northeast U.S. Newark Liberty International has been experiencing low clouds, snow and rain with more than 215 flight delays and around 110 flight cancellations. There have been 133 flight delays and nearly 80 cancellations at La Guardia Airport. More than 200 flight delays and nearly 60 flight cancellations have occurred at JFK International Airport.

3:30 p.m. EST Saturday: Our snow map has been updated with snow amounts of up to a foot across portions of New York and Vermont:

A larger version of this map can be found at the AccuWeather.com Winter Weather Center.

3:15 p.m. EST Saturday: Snow has started in Worcester, Mass. Boston is up next. Up to a foot of snow can fall south of the city through tonight.

3:00 p.m. EST Saturday: ctpost.com reports that 15-30 cars crashed on I-93 in New Hampton, N.H., due to snow after 2:00 p.m. EST.

2:40 p.m. EST Saturday: The New York Department of Transportation reports that portions of 81, 90 and 481 are closed across New York state due to snow-related accidents, some involving large trucks.

The New York state Department of Transportation 511 road map shows snow and ice-packed roads and many accidents.

2:00 p.m. EST Saturday: 5.0 inches of snow has fallen in Reading, Pa. Officials are blocking Route 222. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 511 road map shows snow-related accidents along the Pennsylvania Turnpike as well.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 511 road map shows snow-related incidents and restrictions across Pennsylvania.

1:45 p.m. EST Saturday: Latest snow totals: 4.5 inches in Washington, Pa.; 6.3 inches in Ohioville, Pa.; 4.1 inches in Scott Township, Pa.; 5.0 inches in Canonsburg, Pa.

12:50 p.m. EST Saturday: Syracuse Athletics posted a picture on Twitter of snow accumulating at Yankee Stadium, site of this afternoon's Pinstripe Bowl. Syracuse faces West Virginia in this bowl game with a kickoff scheduled for 3:15 p.m. EST.

12:46 p.m. EST Saturday: AccuWeather.com meteorologists just held a discussion about the storm and are concerned that any wet or slushy spots from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore to New York City and Long Island will turn icy when temperatures fall below freezing tonight.

12:30 p.m. EST Saturday: Snow totals outside of Philadelphia: 1.5 inches in Spring City and Graterford, Pa.

12:25 p.m. EST Saturday: The speed limit for the entire stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been reduced to 45 mph.

12:20 p.m. EST Saturday: Due to multiple accidents, officials have closed U.S. Rt. 222 around Reading, Pa.

11:40 a.m. EST Saturday: Latest snow totals: 4.5 inches at Stormstown, Pa., (near State College) 3.5 inches at Jamestown, N.Y., and 2.5 inches at Binghamton, N.Y.

11:35 a.m. EST Saturday: Snowflakes started flying at New York City's LaGuardia Airport. The city will receive a total of 1-3 inches through early tonight with more across the Hudson Valley and northwestern New Jersey.

11:30 a.m. EST Saturday: Flight delays are mounting at Philadelphia's International Airport. FAA reports that some arriving flights are being delayed more than an hour.

11:19 a.m. EST Saturday: Punxsutawney, Pa., has measured a fresh 5.5 inches of snow with a total of 15 inches on the ground.

11:06 a.m. EST Saturday: "The snow will press out of Washington, D.C., by noon EST," stated AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

11:02 a.m. EST Saturday: Snow was closing in on New York City, where a total of 1-3 inches is expected to accumulate.

10:40 a.m. EST Saturday: Heavy snow was falling between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md.

10:20 a.m. EST Saturday: I-81 near Hazleton, Pa., was snow covered and slippery with poor visibility in heavy snow.

10:00 a.m. EST Saturday: Snow has begun to fall on Baltimore, Md., Philadelphia, Pa., and Albany, N.Y.

10:00 a.m. EST Saturday: A mixture of rain and snow was falling in the Washington, D.C., area with mostly snow to the northwest toward Dulles. Temperatures were hovering just above freezing.

9:20 a.m. EST Saturday: Parts of western Pennsylvania, including Venango County have received 6.0 inches of snow so far from the latest storm.

9:00 a.m. EST Saturday: 3.5 inches of snow from the latest storm on the ground at State College, Pa. Snow continued to fall at a light to moderate pace.

8:00 a.m. EST Saturday: 4.0 inches of snow on the ground at Columbus, Ohio. Snow continued to fall at a light to moderate pace.

8:00 a.m. EST Saturday: 4.0 inches of snow on the ground at Aliquippa, Pa. (Beaver County). Snow continued to fall at a light to moderate pace throughout western Pennsylvania.

7:00 a.m. EST Saturday: Storm snow has ended over much of Indiana. A batch of light snow was rotating southeastward across southern Wisconsin and into northern Illinois and the Chicago/Milwaukee area.

6:00 a.m. EST Saturday: 4.0 inches of snow on the ground at Lexington, Ky., and still snowing lightly.

5:30 a.m. EST Saturday: 1.5 inches of snow measured just northeast of Columbus, Ohio, near Gahanna.

5:15 a.m. EST Saturday: AccuWeather.com meteorologists have updated the snow map. Anywhere form 3-6 inches are expected from Pittsburgh to State College, Scranton and Albany, and Boston.

4:00 a.m. EST Saturday: Snow measured at 5.1 inches in Brownsburg, Ind. This is just west of Indianapolis.

3:30 a.m. EST Saturday: 1.0 inch of snow on the ground in Wheeling, W.Va. Plenty of snow to come.

3:00 a.m. EST Saturday: Broadcast media reports 1.1 inch snow depth in downtown Cincinnati.

2:40 a.m. EST Saturday: A snowy saturday is in store for much of the Northeast.

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