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Planes, Trains, & Automobiles: Commuters Crushed As Huge Winter Storm Slams Northeast

It’s been well over a week since we’ve been reporting on two significant weather disturbances that caused severe headaches for tens of millions of Americans from coast to coast. The latest batch of wild winter weather continues to torment millions in the Northeast. It could make commuting this evening for drivers in Philadelphia to New York City and Boston a living hell.

Through the workday, rain and snow showers will switch to snow, could see 1-3 inches in NYC and 4 to 6 inches in Boston by the evening, meteorologist Bob Oravec of the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center told Reuters.

The heaviest bands of snow will be seen this afternoon in Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, northwestern New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, southern Vermont, southern New Hampshire, and Maine, Oravec said. He added that some regions could receive more than one foot of snow.

“When it’s all said and done, some areas will have over 2 feet of snow from this storm, especially over parts of the Poconos and Catskills,” Oravec said.

Meanwhile, the Mid-Atlantic region has seen a mix of rain, snow, and ice. Mostly rain has been seen in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.

The worst conditions could be seen around the rush hour period for NYC to Boston when the storm is expected to ramp up the intensity. The snow is expected to last through the overnight.

The winter storm is expected to dump nearly a foot on much of Maine in the overnight. The storm is expected to exit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions by Tuesday.