I'll edit in another couple stories on this, but here's AP from abc to start,
> From New Jersey to Maine, shoppers crowded into supermarkets and hardware stores to buy food, snow shovels, flashlights as well as generators — something that became a precious commodity after Superstorm Sandy in October. Others gassed up their cars, another lesson learned all too well after Sandy. Across much of New England, schools closed well ahead of the first snowflakes.
"This is a storm of major proportions. Stay off the roads. Stay home," said Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
The snowstorm mercifully arrived at the start of a weekend, which means fewer cars on the road and extra time for sanitation crews to clear the mess before commuters in the New York-to-Boston corridor of roughly 25 million people have to go back to work. But it could also mean a weekend cooped up indoors.
so anyone want to ADD some Martin quote from the Westeros thing to this winter day, NE?
ps, edit, add,(BloomergBiz)
> Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, are expected to receive more than 24 inches by tomorrow night, according to the weather service. Some areas may get as much as 30 inches. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick ordered all roads closed, except for some vehicles, such as ambulances, at 4 p.m. Violators face fines and a year in jail.
“I want to be clear -- 2 or 3 feet of snow in this period of time is a profoundly different type of storm than we’ve had to deal with,” Patrick, 56, said at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s underground command center in Framingham, a Boston suburb. The storm will bring “extremely dangerous conditions” and “the recovery will be very slow,” he said.
Rail service between Boston and New York stopped after 1:40 p.m., Amtrak said. Passenger trains also were suspended from Boston to Albany, New York, and Portland, Maine, and the last run from Springfield, Massachusetts, left at 10:30 a.m. In New Jersey, NJ Transit said some trains and bus service would be suspended at 8 p.m.
Edited by offworlder, 08 February 2013 - 05:47 PM.