Northeastern snowstorm sweeps 'conveyor belt' of snow into New England
The latest New England storm is bringing wind-whipped snow, rain, strong winds, big waves, and coastal flooding to the northeast.
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Mail carrier Stephen Manning didn't even wear a coat as he delivered mail along Dorchester Avenue in Boston. Instead, he wore a hooded sweatshirt.Skip to next paragraph
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"This is warm," Manning said. "You wear a jacket when it's cold."
Dozens of car crashes were reported across Connecticut on Thursday morning. A FedEx tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 84 in Tolland, causing a chain-reaction crash involving about nine other vehicles, including a state police cruiser and two other tractor-trailers. No serious injuries were reported.
The storm pummeled the nation's midsection Tuesday, killing at least five people in weather-related traffic accidents.
On its way north, it called on Mantoloking, N.J., the shore town hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy. A pounding surf broke through a temporary dune during the early-morning high tide Thursday. The dune breach forced the closing of a major coastal highway for several hours.
In Virginia, three people were killed, including a 22-year-old man who died Thursday after his vehicle ran off an icy road, went over an embankment and landed upside down in a creek. No details were immediately available on the other two storm-related deaths.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency and National Guard soldiers were sent to help clear roads. Up to 20 inches of snow piled up in central and western parts of the state. About 120,000 customers remained without electricity by mid-day Thursday, down from more than 200,000 outages at the height of the storm.
The storm dumped 2 feet of snow in parts of neighboring West Virginia, closing schools in more than half the state and leaving more than 20,000 customers without power.
A Coast Guard search for a missing North Carolina man and his nephew was called off Thursday. The Coast Guard said it had searched over 560 square miles of the Atlantic before suspending the search for Walter and Steven Tate, both of New Bern, N.C. A third crew member was rescued Wednesday afternoon.
Their 67-foot Seafarer became disabled Wednesday and was being towed by another ship about 15 miles east of Assateague Island when the two vessels became separated in heavy seas.