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New England storm causes school closings, slippery roads

January 17, 2018

The latest snowstorm to hit New England sent cars sliding and caused hundreds of school closings.

The National Weather Service says the storm that arrived Tuesday night brought up to 6 inches of snow to parts of the region by Wednesday afternoon. Some places could see a couple more inches.

Steady snow fell in parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, creating a slippery commute for motorists. It turned into lighter snow by midmorning. There were no reports of injuries.

The storm was part of a weather system stretching from Maine to Florida.

The snowfall might not stick around. Officials are predicting another warmup for the weekend, with temperatures climbing into the 40s in New England.

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