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Today: Clouds giving way to partly to mostly sunny skies, breezy and cold. Winds diminish later this afternoon. Highs: 21-26. Winds: NW: 8-15 mph. (Wind Chills in the single digits) Tonight: Clear and frigid. Lows: -10 - 0. Winds ...
Wed, January 28, 2015
14°
Few Clouds
Feels like 0°
Humidity: 52%
Dew Point: -1
Wind: N at 13 mph
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Rhode Island’s Tall Ship Falls During Storm’s Strong Winds

January 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/Rocky Steeves) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island's tall ship has been toppled by strong wind gusts during the snowstorm that's pounding the state. USS Providence owner and captain Thorpe Leeson said Tuesday that the ship was...

Blizzard Lashes Parts of Mass. with More than Two Feet of Snow

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January 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/Standard Times, Peter Pereira) (AP Photo/Standard Times, Peter Pereira) By BOB SALSBERG and DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- A blizzard pounded Massachusetts with heavy snow and hurricane-force winds Tuesday, but...

Amtrak Resumes Limited Service as Storm Conditions Ease

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January 27th, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Amtrak says limited service will resume Wednesday between Boston and New York as storm conditions ease. The railway said Tuesday it will resume operation of Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains on a modified...

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...

Red Cross Responding to Storm-Related Needs

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January 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Emergency response is key in a storm of this magnitude. Organizations like the Red Cross are always ready when an emergency or disaster hits. Jessica Emond, Director of Communications for the Red Cross, joined ABC40's Tom...

AAA Crews Ready to Help Area Motorists Following Travel Ban

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January 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) - Now that the travel ban has been lifted, some folks may begin to venture out on the roadways. That doesn't mean it will be easy though. Sandra Marsian with AAA Pioneer Valley joined ABC40's Tom Lewis on ABC40 News at...

Springfield’s Mayor Discusses Storm Clean-Up Progress

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno continues to monitor the city's response to this recent snowstorm. Sarno says that DPW crews have hit approximately 90 percent of the city's roads at least once. He adds that main...

Epic Snow East but Still Over a Foot for Some

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It certainly didn't end up being an historic storm here in western Massachusetts but it will be for some parts of southern New England, especially in Worcester County where they have already seen 2 to 3 feet  of...

Plow Strikes Fire Hydrant in Springfield

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --  A fire hydrant in Springfield was struck by a plow Tuesday morning leaving water pouring out and forcing crews to shut it down. The incident occurred in the morning at around 11:00 a.m.  on Boston Road and Fargo...

Entire Island of Nantucket Loses Power

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January 27th, 2015
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) -- No other Massachusetts community has been hit as hard as Nantucket when it comes to blizzard-related power outages. National Grid reports that pretty much the entire island -- more than 12,800 customers -- is without...

Not Many People in Mass. Shelters Due to Storm

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January 27th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Not many people are taking advantage of the dozens of emergency shelters set up around Massachusetts for people left without power during the blizzard. A spokesman for the state Emergency Management Agency says fewer than 200...

Purported IS Message Threatens Japan, Jordan Hostages

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January 27th, 2015
CAIRO (AP) — An online message purportedly from Islamic State group says a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot it holds have less than 24 hours left to live. The message, posted online Tuesday afternoon, again demanded the release of Sajida...

State Police Update Conditions on Area Highways

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January 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) -- Mass. State Police say that the minimal traffic on the region's highways is flowing normally at somewhat reduced speeds. The department adds that highways are slightly covered with snow and crews are out working on snow...

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 gusts in the last hour...

Snow Continues to Fall Across Western Mass. as Crews Work to Clear Roads

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January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Nor'easter hitting the region continues to dump snow over western Massachusetts. Several inches of fluffy snow has been reported up and down the Pioneer Valley as winds continue to gust upwards of 30 miles...