BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding, but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast.
Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly setting a record snowfall in Boston. At Logan International Airport, 20.8 inches (53 cm) of snow was on the ground late afternoon, swept higher in parts by strong winds. Boston-area subways were closed.
BOSTON/NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) – A blizzard swept across
the northeastern United States on Tuesday, closing schools,
cancelling thousands of flights and leaving residents in the
hardest-hit parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut digging out
as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow, though New York City was
spared the storm’s brunt.
The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans
they had imposed a day earlier and New York City’s subway system
restarted after being closed for 10 hours, but officials urged
people to stay off snow-covered roadways.
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A blizzard dropped more than a foot (30 cm) of snow across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, falling short of the massive predicted snowfall that prompted officials across the region to close schools and order travel bans.
High winds and heavy snow were set to persist throughout the day, with another foot forecast to fall in parts of Boston. Wind-driven seas caused flooding along some low-lying roadways in coastal Massachusetts, state police said.
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By Scott Malone
(Reuters) – Pope Francis has electrified Roman Catholics in the United States with the open, accepting tone he has brought to the role, and his first visit later this year is expected to draw more than a million followers eager to set eyes on him.
The leader of the 1.2 billion-member church will also face a challenge in improving relations with conservative U.S. Catholics, who have expressed dismay at his shift in focus away from issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, which the church has long opposed but Francis contends need not obsess about.
Pope Francis has electrified Roman Catholics in the United States with the open, accepting tone he has brought to the role, and his first visit later this year is expected to draw more than a million followers eager to set eyes on him.