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3rd nor’easter fouls roads, moods as millions face cleanup

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Shovels, snowblowers tools of choice for nor’easter…

Shovels, snowblowers tools of choice for nor’easter cleanup

BOSTON (AP) – The scrape of snow shovels and the drone of snowblowers filled the New England air on Wednesday as the region cleaned up from a storm that left 2 feet of snow in some places and tens of thousands without power.

More than 150,000 customers in Massachusetts and another 20,000 in Maine were still without electricity midday Wednesday, a day after the storm. Utilities warned that it could be several days before everyone is back online as line crews are hampered by streets blocked by downed trees.

Schools across the region remained closed while several shelter warming centers opened.

Al Gambale clears snow on Cottage Street in Boston, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The Boston area was hit with it's third nor'easter of the month on Tuesday, a storm that brought powerful gusts of wind and over a foot of snow. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Al Gambale clears snow on Cottage Street in Boston, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The Boston area was hit with it’s third nor’easter of the month on Tuesday, a storm that brought powerful gusts of wind and over a foot of snow. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Two trees fell on Brian King’s home in Carver, Massachusetts, which got 10 inches (25 centimeters) of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

“I love a good snowstorm, but I’m ready, I’m all done,” he told WCVB-TV.

In Billerica, Massachusetts, where 25.5 inches (64 centimeters) of snow fell, Michelle Furlong made an age-old New England winter threat as she shoveled.

“We all say we’re going to move, right. Never happens,” she said.

Uxbridge, Massachusetts, was the leader with nearly 28 inches (71 centimeters). Foster, Rhode Island, got more than 25 inches (63 centimeters), while in Connecticut, Killingly had just over 20 inches (50 centimeters).

Raymond, New Hampshire, got 27 inches (68 centimeters), while Limerick and Newfield, Maine had 23.5 inches (59 centimeters) each.

High winds and blowing snow led meteorologists to categorize the storm as a blizzard in parts of New England, including Boston. Gusts approached 70 mph (112 kph) on Cape Cod, the weather service said.

Amtrak suspended all service on Tuesday between Boston and New York City, but resumed some service Wednesday, although delays lingered.

Boston’s Logan International Airport, nearly deserted Tuesday, resumed flights Wednesday.

The winter weather was far from over. Some flurries were expected in New England on Wednesday and meteorologists started tracking another possible storm for the middle of next week.

And while New York got less snow than New England on Tuesday, the state was in line for a harder hit Wednesday.

The NWS says central New York could get up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow with winds gusting as high as 40 mph (64 kph). Parts of western New York could get up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow.

People walk past rows of snow-covered cars on Marginal Street in Boston, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The Boston area was hit with it's third nor'easter of the month on Tuesday, a storm that brought powerful gusts of wind. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

People walk past rows of snow-covered cars on Marginal Street in Boston, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The Boston area was hit with it’s third nor’easter of the month on Tuesday, a storm that brought powerful gusts of wind. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

People push a stranded taxi during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston.  The third major nor'easter in two weeks slammed New England on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some communities.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

People push a stranded taxi during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston. The third major nor’easter in two weeks slammed New England on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some communities. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Pedestrians make their way through blowing snow during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Pedestrians make their way through blowing snow during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A snowboarder soars during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston. The third major nor'easter in two weeks slammed New England on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some communities.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A snowboarder soars during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston. The third major nor’easter in two weeks slammed New England on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some communities. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A woman walks through falling snowflakes during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A woman walks through falling snowflakes during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Gabby DiGiacomo, of Whitefield, Maine, slides down Congress Street in Portland, Maine, on a saucer during the latest winter storm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Portland, Maine. With the exception of snowplows, the streets had very little traffic during the third major nor'easter in two weeks to slam the storm-battered Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Gabby DiGiacomo, of Whitefield, Maine, slides down Congress Street in Portland, Maine, on a saucer during the latest winter storm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Portland, Maine. With the exception of snowplows, the streets had very little traffic during the third major nor’easter in two weeks to slam the storm-battered Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

A worker shoveling snow is reflected in a building's plate glass window during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A worker shoveling snow is reflected in a building’s plate glass window during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A person walks dogs on Marginal Street in Boston, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Boston finds itself in the bullseye of the third nor'easter in two weeks. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A person walks dogs on Marginal Street in Boston, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Boston finds itself in the bullseye of the third nor’easter in two weeks. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A vehicle drives through snow on Bent Mountain Road near Snake Drive in Copper Hill, Floyd County, Va., Monday, March 12, 2018. (Erica Yoon /The Roanoke Times via AP)

A vehicle drives through snow on Bent Mountain Road near Snake Drive in Copper Hill, Floyd County, Va., Monday, March 12, 2018. (Erica Yoon /The Roanoke Times via AP)

Back Creek is seen off Old Mill Road in Roanoke, Va., surrounded by snow covered trees Monday, March 12, 2018. (Erica Yoon /The Roanoke Times via AP)

Back Creek is seen off Old Mill Road in Roanoke, Va., surrounded by snow covered trees Monday, March 12, 2018. (Erica Yoon /The Roanoke Times via AP)

Whitney Eakin, of Scituate, Mass., plays with her Labrador mix dog named Rudder, during a winter storm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Scituate. The nor'easter is expected to deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Whitney Eakin, of Scituate, Mass., plays with her Labrador mix dog named Rudder, during a winter storm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Scituate. The nor’easter is expected to deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Gabby DiGiacomo, of Whitefield, Maine, slides down Congress Street in Portland, Maine, on a saucer during the latest winter storm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Portland, Maine. With the exception of snowplows, the streets had very little traffic during the third major nor'easter in two weeks to slam the storm-battered Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Gabby DiGiacomo, of Whitefield, Maine, slides down Congress Street in Portland, Maine, on a saucer during the latest winter storm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Portland, Maine. With the exception of snowplows, the streets had very little traffic during the third major nor’easter in two weeks to slam the storm-battered Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Whitney Eakin, of Scituate, Mass., plays with her Labrador mix dog named Rudder, during a winter storm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Scituate. The nor'easter is expected to deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Whitney Eakin, of Scituate, Mass., plays with her Labrador mix dog named Rudder, during a winter storm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Scituate. The nor’easter is expected to deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Joe Donaghey, of Norwell, Mass., snowshoes along a road during a storm in Norwell, Mass., Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The nor'easter is expected to deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Joe Donaghey, of Norwell, Mass., snowshoes along a road during a storm in Norwell, Mass., Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The nor’easter is expected to deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Workers remove a fallen tree from a road and repair power lines during a winter storm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Norwell, Mass. A nor'easter that could deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas socked New England on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions to parts of Massachusetts, covering highways with snow and knocking out power to tens of thousands. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Workers remove a fallen tree from a road and repair power lines during a winter storm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Norwell, Mass. A nor’easter that could deliver up to 2 feet of snow to some areas socked New England on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions to parts of Massachusetts, covering highways with snow and knocking out power to tens of thousands. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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