Winter wallops New York and New England with more than 2 feet of snow
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - With two weeks of winter to go, students have had another snow day as a fierce storm wallops northern New England and upstate New York with heavy snow.
By early afternoon, Burlington, Vt., had received nearly two feet, already the most ever ever recorded in March. And the snow was still falling. Some locations are expected to received as much as 30 inches.
More than 50,000 power outages have been reported, most of them in the Albany area and central Vermont. One utility crew in the southern Vermont town of Baltimore was forced to flee an area where they'd been trying to repair downed power lines, because more ice-laden trees were coming down around them.
Elsewhere, heavy rains and melting snow are causing major flooding and mudslides. Officials in western Connecticut say parts of two homes and two cars were swept into the Housatonic River in Shelton.