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Tue, January 27, 2015
16°
Light Snow
Feels like -2°
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 12
Wind: NNE at 21 mph
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No Outages Reported in WMass., Thousands Without Power to the East

January 27th, 2015
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) -- Major utilities in Massachusetts are reporting about 13,000 power outages at the height of the blizzard, including the Pilgrim Nuclear Station in Plymouth. The state Emergency Management Agency says the plant's...

Gov. Baker Provides Update on the Snowstorm

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January 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says power outages in Massachusetts from the blizzard slamming the region are significantly less so far than what had been feared. Heavy bands of snow are falling with some towns including Sandwich on...

Crew Battling Fire on Alexander Road in Holland

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January 27th, 2015
(Photo Courtesy: Holland Police Dept.) HOLLAND, Mass. (WGGB) -- Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire in the eastern Hampden County town of Holland. Crews responded to a barn fire on Alexander Road just before 6 a.m....

Heaviest Snow Sets Up East

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A major and perhaps even historic snowstorm is underway across New England. Several inches of snow have fallen across western Massachusetts with heavy bands of snow rotating from east to west across the area....

Amherst Woman Dies After Fall in N.H.

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January 27th, 2015
LYNDEBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Authorities have identified a woman who was out hiking and fell into Purgatory Falls near Lyndeborough, New Hampshire. They say 50-year-old Dorie Goldman of Amherst, Massachusetts, fell 15 feet Sunday after...

Amtrak Cutting Service to New York, Boston Due to Storm

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January 27th, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Amtrak says it's suspending service north of New York and reducing its schedule for trains operating south of New York due to the massive winter storm. Northeast Regional and Acela Express services are operating on a...

Strong Winds Creating Low Visibilities

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph from the north and east are reducing visibility across the region this morning. Westfield and Westover have reported visibilities of less than 1/4 of a mile. Wind speeds are just below...

Snow Accumulating Across Western Mass.

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- Looking outside the ABC 40/Fox 6 studio here in Springfield, the snow has arrived and very quickly accumulating and making for dangerous driving conditions. Plow trucks are continuing to treat the roads, but all are...

SLIDESHOW: January Storm Pictures

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January 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Old Man Winter is bearing down on New England, bringing snow to western Mass. and blizzard conditions to points east. We would love to see your weather photos! If you have any pictures, feel free to send them to...

AAA Crews Unable to Get on Roads, Call Centers Open As Usual

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January 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) - With a travel ban in effect across the state this morning crews from AAA will be unable to assist stranded motorists. Call centers will be operating as normal, but they're referring calls to local police stations, meaning...

Statewide Travel Ban Begins at Midnight

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January 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) - A statewide travel ban has begun as a massive storm barrels into Western Mass. Governor Charlie Baker announced the ban early Monday afternoon. The ban went into effect at midnight and will be lifted on a county by county basis as...

Facebook, Instagram Restore Service after Outage

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January 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Facebook and Instagram have restored service, after an outage that lasted roughly half an hour early Tuesday morning. The outage affected users in the U.S., Asia, and Australia overnight. Instagram posted an update to their Twitter...

Baystate Prepares for Snowstorm

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Some of those braving the storm to work will be the staff at Baystate Medical Center. The health teams go together to discuss planning early this morning for staffing.  They reached out to all personnel on tonight...

Local DPW Crews Begin Storm Work

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (WGGB) -- Crews were out earlier helping out with the evening commute but things are really starting to ramp up out there. Chris Cignoli, Springfield's DPW Director says they've been tracking the storm, you can tell...

Shoppers Ransack Supermarkets, Leave Shelves Empty

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Frantic shoppers were rushing in and ransacking store shelves. They're bracing for a punishing winter storm. "We got water and some cold cuts, and things that we could eat that you don't have to cook," said...