BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm that dropped more than a foot of snow on some areas of the Northeast (all times local):
Family members say a 6-year-old girl who was hit by a falling tree limb that fell in her backyard during the snowstorm has died.
Kaleigh Kenyon was pinned under the large limb Friday afternoon at her home in Canton, about 15 miles south of Boston. Police say she had been freed by the time they arrived on the scene, and a neighbor was performing CPR.
The young girl was taken to a hospital, where family members say she later died.
Meanwhile, police are urging residents, and especially children, to stay indoors because of the danger from falling trees and tree limbs.
Police in the Massachusetts town of Canton say a 6-year-old girl was critically injured by a tree that fell in her yard during the snowstorm.
The heavy, wet snow has been bringing down trees and tree limbs throughout the region.
In a statement, police said the child was pinned under the tree. She had been freed by the time police arrived and a neighbor was performing CPR. The girl was then taken to a hospital.
Canton is about 15 miles south of Boston. Police took to Twitter to urge residents, and especially children, to stay indoors because of the danger from falling trees.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority reported that a section of the heavily-traveled Green Line between Boston and suburban Newton was shut down in both directions after a tree fell across the tracks.
Massachusetts officials say heavy, wet snow has been bringing down tree limbs and power lines.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority reported that a section of the heavily-traveled Green Line between Boston and suburban Newton was shut down in both directions Friday afternoon after a tree fell across the tracks. Buses were being used to shuttle passengers that normally use the trolley line.
Police in Canton, about 15 miles south of Boston, urged residents on Twitter to stay indoors because falling trees and tree limbs were creating a dangerous situation in the town.
Tens of thousands of people were without power in southern New England.
The MBTA was crippled by a series of powerful snowstorms last winter. Earlier Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker said the Boston-area transit system appeared to be holding up well in the storm.
Green Mountain State residents are green with envy that other areas of New England are getting more snow than them.
Carrol (karl) Havreluk of the Jacksonville E-Z Riders Snowmobile Club in southern Vermont says the snow is going to the wrong place and he's jealous.
He's spent the winter working on trails, not enjoying them, because of a lack of snow.
The storm is expected to drop as much as 10 inches on some areas of the Northeast. Parts of southern Vermont got 3 inches.
At SlopeStyle Ski & Ride shop in Montpelier, Rebecca Baldwin says it's too bad the snow is hitting southern New England "because they don't know how to deal with it" while Vermonters who are equipped "don't get anything."
The winter storm that struck the Northeast has prompted every public school in Rhode Island to close down for the day, except one.
Block Island School co-principal Kristine Monje (MON'-jay) says Friday her school is often open when "mainland" schools aren't.
She says because the island typically gets less snow, they're able to manage it more easily.
There's only one school and the road crew plows in front of the lone school bus to lead it to school safely.
The forecast calls for 4 to 8 inches of snow in Providence Friday, but only 1 to 3 inches on Block Island.
The school has 112 students.
The snow didn't stop presidential candidates from campaigning in New Hampshire, just four days away from its first-in-the-nation primary.
Republican candidate John Kasich approached a 6-year-old girl at an event in Atkinson and asked her, "Don't you want to be out in the snow?" and then told her father, "Dad, why don't you take her out in the snow?"
The Ohio governor then reminisced about sledding as a kid.
Forecasters say the storm could bring 10 inches of snow to some parts of the Northeast.
As the snow piles up in the Northeast, so do the power outages.
In Massachusetts, Eversource and National Grid combined are reporting nearly 21,000 homes and businesses without power.
Connecticut's two major utilities are reporting nearly 16,000 customers without power combined.
National Grid also has about 3,500 Rhode Island customers without electricity.
Fewer than 1,000 scattered outages are being reported in New Hampshire.
Officials say the slushy, heavy snow is expected to bring down tree limbs on power lines as the storm progresses.
Massachusetts officials are asking people to stay off the roads between the morning and evening commutes to allow snow-clearing equipment to do their jobs.
The state Transportation Department said it had deployed more than 2,100 pieces of snow-clearing and road-treating equipment.
What started off as rain Friday morning quickly turned to sticky, heavy snow.
The state Emergency Management Agency warned that the snow could bring power outages, but as of 8:30 a.m. there were only about 1,000 statewide.
Many school districts the region closed for the day, including in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
The National Weather Service says Friday's storm is expected to leave 6 to 8 inches of snow in the Boston area and 4 to 8 in Providence, Rhode Island.
The storm is expected to peter out in the afternoon.
A winter storm that started off as rain during the morning commute is expected to turn over to snow later in the day and drop as much as 10 inches in some areas of Massachusetts.
The National Weather Service says Friday's storm is expected to leave 6 to 8 inches of snow in the Boston area and 6 to 10 in the Worcester area. Snowfall amounts are expected to be lower in southeastern and western parts of the state.
The state Transportation Department had deployed almost 1,200 pieces of snow clearing and road treatment equipment on Friday morning while the city of Boston had more than 400 pieces out.
Dozens of school districts across the state have canceled classes for the day, including Boston, Worcester and Springfield.