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Lights go out, roads dicey as wintry storm batters Northeast

Wintery Weather
Posted at 9:02 PM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 21:02:10-05

WARREN, Mass. -- Road conditions are deteriorating and power outages are growing as parts of the northeastern U.S. cope with the first big wintry storm of the season.

Forecasters say Saturday's nor'easter could drop a foot of snow on the most populous areas of New England and a foot and a half in higher elevations.

Accidents are littering highways in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

The speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike has been reduced to 40 miles per hour.

Massachusetts and New Hampshire are reporting thousands without power.

Utility crews are standing by throughout the region to respond to outages.