Motorists Urged to Stay Off Road
Officials are warning that the snowstorm that disrupted travel across the south this weekend has turned into a powerful nor’easter that is bearing down on the Northeast.
Forecasters said the storm could dump between 9 inches and 18 inches of snow on New York, New Jersey and New England overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.
â€œThe heaviest corridor is going to be from northern New Jersey right up that I-95 corridor through Portland, Maine,â€� Carl Erickson, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Penn., told Bloomberg.
Transportation officials are telling travelers including truck drivers to stay off the roads in advance of the storm.
â€œThis is a major snow storm and it is important that the Connecticut Department of Transportation and emergency personnel be allowed to do their workâ€�, said Mike Riley, president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut. â€œWhile some shipments might be of an essential or emergency nature, most freight can wait for a day.”
Erickson said that the storm will initially be just a snow event, but “as the storm bombs out off the New England coast the winds will pick up and basically create blizzard-like conditions.”
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