First Snowstorm of the Year Hits New England Area
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The first snowstorm of the year hit New England on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009
A fierce winter storm was leaving dangerous ice, heavy snow and vicious winds in its wake as it slogged eastward Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 snarling traffic and closing hundreds of schools from the Upper Midwest through New England. By the time the storm moves off the Maine coast Thursday night, it may have affected as much as two-thirds of the country, said Jim Lee, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines. Maine and New Hampshire could see snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches capped off by rain and sleet in the evening.
In northern New York, as much as a foot of snow was expected to accumulate Wednesday and more than 3 feet was expected by the week's end near the Great Lakes.