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Winter storm round-up: more snow, blowing and drifting, cold

Winter shows no signs of letting up as drifting and blowing snow makes travel hazardous across the region. The thermometer is heading down.

Many schools and businesses are closed or opening late, and many events are cancelled. Check to see if your destination is open before you travel.

The Associated Press provides a round-up from around the NCPR listening area.

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In New York:

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Bitter cold has returned to upstate New York on the heels of the blizzard that dumped nearly 11/2 feet of snow on western areas.

The National Weather Service says high winds and temperatures in the teens and single digits will drive the wind chill well below zero Thursday, a day after a blizzard closed schools and highways in most of the western half of the upstate region.

The weather service says the storm dumped up to 17 inches of snow on parts of western New York.

Blowing snow caused numerous accidents on the Thruway, with sections of the highway between Syracuse and Buffalo closed for several hours. The ban on tandem trucks between the Albany area and the Pennsylvania border in western New York has been lifted.


In Vermont:

(AP) A late-season snow storm hitting northern New England could dump up to 2 feet of snow by today in parts of central and northern Vermont. Scores of schools are closed across the state as it braces for what could be the biggest snowstorm of the season. Forecasters say travel could get treacherous with gusty winds producing near blizzard conditions.


In Ontario:

Much of southwestern and central Ontario will continue to feel winter's wrath today as temperatures bottom out near minus 20 or colder.

Environment Canada says very cold north-to-northwest winds in the wake of yesterday's snow storm will result in biting wind chills in many areas. Forecasters say the winds will produce wind chill values near minus-30 over much of the region, except minus-35 just east of Georgian Bay.

Police across southern Ontario reported numerous collisions, including one this morning that shut down the westbound lanes of Highway 401 in Mississauga. (The Canadian Press)

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