Weekly wrap-up: Northeastern US endures 3rd nor'easter this month; Rare tornado injures 8 in Italy
By Katy Galimberti, AccuWeather staff writer
March 16, 2018, 3:15:29 PM EDT
The third nor'easter in two weeks walloped the northeastern United States this week.
The region has endured a relentless stream of wintry weather since the start of March, disrupting travel for millions. The most recent storm produced blizzard conditions in New England, dropping more than 2 feet of snow in some areas. Winds gusted past 70 mph.
The blizzard brought travel to a halt in Boston as fierce winds and heavy snow limited visibility to just several hundred feet during the height of the storm. Hundreds of flights were canceled at Boston's Logan International Airport. On Tuesday evening, over 200,000 electric customers were without power across Massachusetts.
Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island, all broke daily snowfall records which were previously set during the Blizzard of '93.
Two people died in East Texas after severe storms rampaged through the area Saturday, March 10.
Strong winds and hail tore through a campground near Jefferson, Texas, about 130 miles east of Dallas. One woman was killed at the campground and another person was killed 25 miles away after a tree fell on a mobile home.
Meanwhile, a tornado injured at least eight people as it spun through Caserta, about 20 miles (30 km) north of Naples, Italy, according to The Local.
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Severe storms moved across the Mediterranean, producing the tornado and dropping up to a half an inch of rain in the area.
Dozens of people made it out unscathed after snowmelt in central Croatia led to a mudslide that destroyed several houses in Hrvatska Kostajnica, according to the Associated Press.
Flooding has also gripped the region and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic was near Hrvatska Kostajnica when the mudslides occurred, assessing damage.
According to the AP, state broadcast TV showed people jumping from their homes as word spread throughout the community.
Heavy rain led to several mudslides in Southern California late this week, local officials said.
A look at why Topanga Canyon Boulevard (State Route 27) is closed from #PCH to Grand View in #Topanga. Multiple mudslides due to heavy rain. Our maintenance crews and a contractor are working to reopen highway as quickly and safely as possible. @CHPsouthern @onetopanga pic.twitter.com/fjaREtkyDl— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) March 15, 2018
One mudslide blocked a major roadway in the Santa Monica Mountains. No injuries were reported.
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