• No flights in or out of Logan during blizzard

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Officials at Boston's Logan International Airport say no flights will be allowed to take off or land at the facility during the height of the blizzard heading to the region. The last flight out of Logan is expected to leave at about 7:30 p.m. Monday and no flights will land or take off on Tuesday. Ed Freni, director of aviation at the Massachusetts Port Authority, the agency that runs the airport, says the goal is to resume operations on Wednesday. The airport handles about 1,000 flights per day. Forecasters say two feet or more of snow could fall on the Boston area during the storm expected to affect a 250 mile stretch of the East Coast. Airlines are canceling thousands of flights in the reg

  • SEPTA: No major delays as storm bears down on Philadelphia

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Transit officials in the Philadelphia area aren't expecting major delays for the evening rush, but are closely monitoring a storm that could dump a foot of snow on the region overnight. SEPTA is monitoring potential icing on overhead power lines and tracks, which could affect commuters using the regional rail system and trolleys to get home. SEPTA, the country's sixth-largest transit operator, hasn't altered Tuesday's schedule, but urged riders to monitor its social media accounts for changes in Philadelphia or the city's surrounding counties. Transit managers will also be out Monday watching for slippery roads, which could affect buses. PATCO is running trains every 15 minutes and is expecti

  • Troopers advising motorists to stay off roads during storm

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — State troopers who cover a four-county region in New York's Hudson Valley are advising motorists to avoid all unnecessary travel during the major storm that's bearing down on the Northeast. State police from Troop K — covering Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties — are reminding people to use extreme caution if they must travel the region's roads and highways Monday and Tuesday. The winter storm is expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow to the Hudson Valley region by Wednesday, with blizzard-like conditions possible in some areas. Troopers say the storm could make travel virtually impossible on Tuesday, and they're advising people to stay home. Gov.

  • Eastern NY braces for heavy snow, wind, hazardous travel

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    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The strong coastal storm barreling toward New York City and Boston is also expected to dump heavy snow on upstate New York, with the greatest accumulation in the lower Hudson Valley and eastern Catskills. The National Weather Service has winter storm warnings in effect from the Hudson Valley north to Washington County Monday afternoon through early Wednesday. The Capital Region, Schoharie County and north through Washington County are expected to get 8 to 14 inches of snow, with temperatures in the teens and winds up to 25 miles per hour. Heavier amounts are expected to the south, with 12 to 24 inches in Dutchess County, where most school districts have announced early dismissals Monday.

  • Junuary: Record high temperatures across Washington

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    SEATTLE (AP) — Temperatures hit record highs Sunday across Washington. The National Weather Service says the 63 at Sea-Tac Airport was five degrees higher than the old record of 58 set in 1986. Other record highs were 60 at Hoquiam, 59 at Bellingham, 55 at Spokane and 54 at Pullman. The old record of 54 in Spokane was set in 1935 and stood for 80 years. The National Weather Service expects above-normal temperatures to continue this week across Washington.

  • Weather postpones event honoring former NH Gov. John Lynch

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The pending storm has led to the postponement of a ceremony honoring former New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch in Manchester. Lynch was scheduled to receive the Robert Frost Contemporary American Award on Tuesday night, featuring Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino as keynote speaker. The event at the Radisson Hotel has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3. Plymouth State University created the award in 1970 in memory of the nation's late poet laureate, who taught at an earlier incarnation of the school. The award recognizes New Englanders whose service exemplifies Frost's values of individuality, hard work, humanitarianism and devotion to the country he described as "north of Boston.

  • Cities ban parking as major snowstorm approaches

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Some Rhode Island communities have banned on-street parking as a major blizzard heads toward the region. Providence issued a citywide parking ban starting at 7 p.m. Monday. Officials say it remains in effect until further notice. All afterschool and evening activities for the Providence Public Schools and the Providence School Board meeting are canceled Monday. The city's Emergency Operations Center will be activated at noon. City recreation centers are closed Monday. Newport has also issued a parking ban, from 6 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service says the nor'easter will bring heavy snow, powerful winds and widespread coastal flooding through Tuesday.

  • Philadelphia schools closing early as major snow storm looms

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Schools in Philadelphia are closing early and state workers in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh are being told to come in later as Pennsylvania deals with back-to-back winter storms. Public and Catholic schools in Philadelphia are dismissing at noon Monday ahead of a coastal storm that's expected to bring 12-16 inches of snow to the region. A winter storm warning will remain in place in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern and western New Jersey through 6 p.m. Tuesday. About 300 flights in and out of Philadelphia had been cancelled as of 9:30 a.m. Monday. Western and central Pennsylvania schools were closed or had delayed openings Monday after an overnight storm brought 3-6 inches. Gov.

  • Heavy snow on its way to NH, blizzard-like in southeast

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A huge snowstorm is on its way to New Hampshire with blizzard warnings for southern areas of the state, bringing up to 2 feet of snow and wind gusts of 50 miles an hour. The National Weather Service says the snow was expected to start late Monday in southern New Hampshire, and intensify Tuesday morning. Blizzard warnings were issued Monday for eastern Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford counties. Winter storm warnings were issued for other areas of the state, with Concord and parts north forecast to get 8 inches to a foot of snow. The snow will wind down late Tuesday, but linger into Wednesday.

  • Dense fog advisory for much of western Oregon

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The National Weather Service expects dense fog to last through Monday morning for much of western Oregon. The Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory for an area that includes the Portland metro area, Salem, Eugene and Corvallis. Forecasters say visibility of a quarter-mile or less means drivers should slow down and leave extra room ahead.

  • Boston mayor says city is prepared for blizzard

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh says the city is poised to handle the massive blizzard expected to strike the region, but he's asking for the public's help. Walsh is asking people to stay inside and off the roads so the city public works department's 700 pieces of equipment can plow and treat the streets. The city also has 35,000 tons of road salt and snow farms are being prepared to store the removed snow. There has been no official announcement, but Walsh says he expects city schools to be closed on Tuesday. He's also asking city residents to check on their vulnerable neighbors. The storm expected to start Monday night could drop as much as two feet of snow on the city and bring high wind gusts.

  • Australian Open at a glance

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    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at the Australian Open on Monday: Weather: Light rain at first that forced the roofs to be closed temporarily on all three main arenas. High of 20 Celsius (68 Fahrenheit). Attendance: Day: 32,678; Night: 14,972; Total: 47,650. Men's Seeded Winners: No 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 4 Stan Wawrinka , No. 5 Kei Nishikori, No. 8 Milos Raonic. Men's Seeded Losers: No. 9 David Ferrer, No. 12 Feliciano Lopez. Women's Seeded Winners: No. 1 Serena Williams, No. 11 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 18 Venus Williams. Women's Seeded Losers: No. 6 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 24 Garbine Muguruza. Stat of the Day: 14— number of Grand Slam tournaments it took Venus Williams to return to the

  • Raimondo urges motorists off roads as major storm advances

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo is advising motorists in Rhode Island to be off the roads as a winter storm approaches southern New England. In a taped message, Raimondo said Monday morning that it will be a "bad, severe storm" and could be dangerous. She advises motorists to be off the roads by 8 p.m. Monday. It is not mandatory for motorists to be off the roads. Northeast residents are bracing for the storm, which is expected to blanket states from New Jersey to Maine. Forecasters say 20 to 30 inches in areas are possible. Strong winds also could threaten power lines and poles.

  • Some NYC suburban schools plan early dismissals

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — In anticipation of a possibly crippling storm heading for the New York City area, many public schools in the northern suburbs and Long Island planned early dismissals. The Westchester school districts that have announced early dismissal include Briarcliff Manor, Chappaqua, Croton-Harmon, Dobbs Ferry, Lakeland, North Salem and Yonkers. In Putnam County, there will be early dismissal in Garrison, Haldane and Mahopac. Schools will be closed in the Brewster, Carmel, Putnam Valley and Putnam-Northern Westchester school districts. On Long Island, Adelphi University and Dowling College were closed. Most public schools planned to let students out early.

  • Snow expected in North Carolina mountains

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Snow is expected in the higher elevations of some of the North Carolina mountains. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 4 p.m. Monday because of the threat of snow in the area. The advisory is in effect in Graham, Haywood, Swain and northern Jackson counties. Up to 3 inches of snow is possible at the highest elevations. Classes have been canceled in Alleghany, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey counties. Schools in Madison County will open two hours later than usual because of the threat of snow. Light snow was reported in Boone early Monday.

  • Interstate 81 reopens after truck crash near Harrisburg

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A section of Interstate 81 in central Pennsylvania has reopened after a tractor-trailer jack-knifed and a truck filled with cases of beer crashed into the median. The state Transportation Department says northbound lanes were closed between Exit 77 and Exit 80 near Hershey for about 5 hours Monday. PennDOT reported the crash around 2 a.m. No injuries were reported. Crews had to remove the jack-knifed truck and unload the beer truck from the median before they could reopen the highway around 7:15 a.m. Cases of Bud Light had been strewn about the snow-covered median. PennDOT has speed restrictions in place on Interstate 81 from Hazleton to Scranton and Interstate 80 from State College

  • Officials advise motorists to stay off roads

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists are being advised to stay off the road if possible but to be prepared for any emergency if they must go out. Officials are advising motorists to keep an emergency kit in their vehicles. It should include flashlights, a shovel, food, blankets and a cellphone and charger. The National Weather Service says if a car gets stuck in the snow, drivers should stay remain inside. They are advised to run the engine every 10 minutes to stay warm but to crack open their windows to avoid carbon monoxide exhaust. They should tie a colored cloth to the top to be visible in snowdrifts. However, all unnecessary travel is discouraged to allow snow removal equipment to clear the roads.

  • New Jersey Assembly postpones session due to storm

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Assembly has postponed a voting session because of a major winter storm. Lawmakers on Monday were scheduled to consider bills that would have included disaster aid, military equipment given to police departments and domestic violence. Because of the weather, the voting session will take place Thursday at the Statehouse in Trenton.

  • Winter weather causes closings, delays across Ohio

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Overnight and morning snowfall across Ohio led to dozens of school closings and traffic delays to start the work week. Hundreds of school closings and delays were reported across Ohio Monday morning as snow continued to fall. The National Weather Service reports west central Ohio saw the most snow, with accumulations between 3-5 inches Monday morning. Other parts of the state from Cleveland to southeast Ohio saw about 1-3 inches. Slowdowns were reported on major highways in northeast and central Ohio. The National Weather Service reports temperatures will drop to the teens and low 20s late Monday afternoon as the snow tapers off.

  • Ice possible in higher elevations of Georgia mountains

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say light snow and black ice will be possible in higher elevations of the north Georgia mountains as a winter storm system moves toward the east coast. In a winter weather advisory, the National Weather Service said the ice could form on roads and bridges Monday evening, as temperatures fall below freezing in the mountains. Meanwhile, a wind advisory in effect until Monday evening covered all of north and central Georgia. Winds from 15 to 25 mph -- with gusts of up to 35 mph -- were expected through 8 p.m. Monday. The weather was expected to be much worse in the northeast U.S., where residents Monday were preparing for a storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to sou




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