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Forecasters said a new storm is expected to bring California several metres of mountain snow, rain and gusty winds through the weekend. Communities north of Boston could see a foot in the storm expected to reach its peak Tuesday morning, snarling the morning commute.
Dozens of school districts in upstate NY were closed Monday, along with several State University of NY campuses and other colleges. "The fact that we got 5 to 8 inches projected for some parts of the city should make everyone quite aware that number could go up and could go up quickly". We've got the snowblower ready. "We're prepared", said Mr Paul Newman of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Tractor-trailers were banned or lower speed limits put in place on stretches of interstate highways in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Gov. Charles Baker said almost 4,000 pieces of equipment - 2,100 plows, 1,400 plower-spreader combinations, and 460 front end loaders - will be on the roads, and state troopers lowered the speed limit on the Mass Pike to 40 miles per hour.
Meanwhile, a new system has formed over the West Coast, with weather officials describing it as "a slow moving storm over the eastern Pacific" that will "have an influence across California and into Oregon" as a plume of moisture moves inland.
Many communities west of Interstate 95 woke up to six to 12 inches of snow, while Boston and southeastern MA saw one to three inches of snow.
In areas not already bludgeoned by the first wave, schools closed preemptively as rain was expected to turn into snow in the region's first significant storm of the season, a nor'easter so named because the winds typically come from the northeast.
South Portland schools are open Monday, but Superintendent Ken Kunin told residents in an email that he is already keeping an eye on the second band of the storm, which could cause school delays and closures on Tuesday.
Elsewhere in the country, the storm proved deadly. The roads remain slippery on Monday from "the hectic weekend weather".
Farther south, precipitation was in the form of rain and thunderstorms.
American Airlines waived date change-fees for travelers booked to fly on Dec. 1 or Dec. 2 to or from more than 30 airports in the Northeast, including LaGuardia, Kennedy, Newark, Philadelphia and Boston, if travelers can fly as late as Dec. 5.