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Maine Gov. Announces State-of-Emergency

Maine Governor Paul LePage has declared a state-of-emergency as a severe storm sweeps through New England.

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Maine Governor Paul LePage has declared a state-of-emergency as a severe storm sweeps through New England.

“The amount of snow and the high winds, along with blowing and drifting snow, makes this storm dangerous for many Mainers,” said LePage in a statement. “We want everyone to stay off the roads and stay safe.”

Forecasters originally said the storm could bring 1 to 3 feet of snow and punishing hurricane-force winds. But early Tuesday, they downgraded most of those numbers, saying New England would fare the worst, but even then not as bad as expected.

Bruce Sullivan of the National Weather Service said Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, could get the most snow, about 2 feet. New York could see 10 inches to 20 inches, Hartford, Connecticut, 1 to 2 feet, and Philadelphia and central New Jersey about 6 inches.

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