March storm leaves more than foot of snow in some areas

March 4, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — More than a foot of snow has fallen on areas of southern New England, forcing schools across the region to close and knocking out power to thousands.

The National Weather Service’s Boston-area office says as of Monday morning areas to the west and south of the city received the most snow, with 16 inches in Sharon, more than 15 in Weymouth and Foxborough, and 14 in Framingham and Natick, according to unofficial measurements.

Pomfret, Connecticut had 16 ½ inches and Burrillville, Rhode Island got 17.

The region’s major utilities reported about 30,000 customers still without electricity as of 8 a.m. Monday.

Public schools in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, were among dozens across the region that canceled classes Monday.

The snow was expected to taper off later in the day.