The Latest: After midweek storm, more snow is on the way

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 3:34 PM
The Latest: After midweek storm, more snow is on the way

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the snowstorm that dropped a foot and a half of snow on some areas of the Northeast (all times local):

3 p.m.

Even as the Northeast digs out from a blockbuster midweek storm that dropped a foot and a half of snow in some areas, the region is bracing for more winter weather that has the potential to drop another foot in some areas.

The National Weather Service forecast several inches of snow Saturday for New England and predicted possible totals by Monday up to 9 inches in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and 18 inches in the region's northern three states.

Nathan Trimble of Providence, Rhode Island, was not looking forward to more shoveling. But he said he's lived in New England all his life and will "deal with it."

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1:30 p.m.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says using a space saver to reserve a parking spot that you cleared of snow is OK — leaving nasty notes threatening violence or vandalism for people thinking of stealing that space are not.

A day after a blizzard dropped more than 10 inches of snow on the city, the mayor Friday said he would allow 48 hours for the local tradition of using makeshift space savers to reserve on-street parking spots in some neighborhoods.

The unwritten rule says if you shovel out a spot, it's yours.

People have used lawn chairs, coolers and in one famous case, an avocado-colored toilet, to mark their spot.

Walsh says he has instructed the city's public works department to remove any space savers that include a threatening note.

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12:35 p.m.

Workers were hustling to clear about a foot of snow out of the parking lot at 33 Elmwood, a Westbrook, Maine, restaurant that hosts activities like bocce and bowling.

Manager Sergio Tamburlini says that with more snow in the forecast, he expects Friday to be a big day for people who are looking to get a night out this weekend.

Officials in Parsonsfield, Maine, say snow removal operations were going well even though the only plow truck driver for most of the town quit after a storm dumped 25 inches of snow in December. They said they had received only one complaint.

Justin Kates, director of emergency management for Nashua, New Hampshire, said crews were out overnight clearing away about 14 inches of snow and the work carried into Friday where the focus was on clearing sidewalks and residential side streets.

The biggest snowstorm of the winter hit the Northeast on Thursday. It was blamed for one death in New York.

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11 a.m.

The howling winds of the biggest snowstorm of the winter to hit the Northeast have been replaced by the scraping of shovels and the growl of snowblowers.

Sunshine graced the region Friday, following blizzard conditions that dropped a foot and a half of snow in New England and eastern New York. Temperatures were cold, though, in the teens that felt even colder with the wind chill.

The National Weather Service said East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and East Hartford, Connecticut, each got 19 inches of snow in Thursday's storm. In New York, Voorheesville and New Scotland got 18 inches.

Utility crews worked Friday restoring power outages on Cape Cod.

More snow is expected in New England this weekend.

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1 a.m.

The Northeast is digging out from a winter storm that dumped a foot or more of snow along the New York-to-Boston corridor.

The storm Thursday came a day after temperatures soared into the 50s and 60s, giving millions of people a taste of spring. But then it was back to reality.

Numerous accidents were reported as drivers dealt with blowing and drifting snow and slippery streets.

Schools in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and elsewhere called off classes for the day and government offices told non-essential workers to stay home. Thousands of flights were canceled across the region.

Some neighborhoods in New York City saw a foot or more of snow. Boston recorded more than 10 inches, while Philadelphia was largely spared.