The Latest: New England to get a bit less snow than forecast

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Posted: Mar 31, 2017 4:23 PM

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a snowstorm affecting New England (all times local):

4:20 p.m.

A winter storm isn't going to bring as much snow as originally forecast in parts of New England.

The storm expected Friday night in Maine and New Hampshire will bring snow through much of April Fools' Day, which is Saturday.

The National Weather Service says some places, including higher terrain between Nashua and Keene in New Hampshire, could see a foot of snow. In Maine, interior sections of York County also could see a foot.

There's also going to be some heavy snow in parts of Massachusetts and Vermont.

In New Hampshire, the director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said the state Emergency Operations Center was monitoring the storm and provide assistance.

A number of schools were dismissed early or canceled after-school activities. A march for voting rights scheduled for Saturday in Concord, New Hampshire, was rescheduled for Sunday.

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12:40 a.m.

March is not going out like a lamb in parts of New England.

A major snowstorm that arrives Friday evening in Maine and New Hampshire will continue bringing snow right through much of April Fools' Day, which is Saturday.

The National Weather Service says some places, like higher terrain between Nashua and Keene in New Hampshire, could see a foot to 18 inches of snow. In Maine, the heaviest snowfall is expected to be in the interior sections of York County, which could see 6 to 10 inches.

There's also going to be heavy snow in parts of Massachusetts and Vermont.

April snow is not unusual in northern New England. The record for Maine was 15 inches on April 10, 1906, and 14 inches on April 6, 1982.