Workers clears snow from the sidewalk outside a business Feb. 15 in the Boston suburb of Hudson, Mass. Another round of snow made its way into the Northeast on the heels of a storm that brought snow and ice to the East Coast, caused at least 25 deaths and left hundreds of thousands without power. / Bill Sikes, AP
The latest and perhaps most brutal series of storms to roll across the South and East this winter was finally slipping off the coast of Maine on Sunday. But it was not going quietly.
Parts of Massachusetts were hit with more than a foot of snow Saturday night and Sunda,y while heavy winds left thousands without power on Cape Cod.
Snow continued to fall in New England in the afternoon, and forecasters said parts of Maine could see a few more inches before the storm moves out.
The latest wintry salvo wraps up -- for now -- five days of ice storms, massive snowfalls, flight delays and power outages that crippled much of the South and East. Offices and businesses were shut down, highways were either abandoned or slammed with stopped traffic and more than 10,000 flights were canceled.
The storm rolled into the South on Tuesday, with freezing rain bringing havoc to parts of Texas. On Wednesday it hit Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama hard and then paralyzed parts of the Carolinas. Hundreds of thousands of people lost power in those states, some for days. In Raleigh, hundreds of drivers abandoned their cars on ice-slicked roads.
Later that night and into Thursday, parts of the MidAtlantic region were hammered with snow. Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia were staggered by a foot or more.
On Friday, about 100 vehicles were involved in a series of wrecks on the Pennsylvania Turnpike above Philadelphia. Dozens of people were injured, and the Turnpike was closed for four hours as traffic backed up for miles.
The storm roared in New York and New England in two or three waves. The latest blast finally appeared to be moving on Sunday.
Contributing: Associated Press
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