Wind-whipped snow batters Cape Cod, eastern Maine; fatal crash blamed on …

Windy snowstorm whips Northeast; whiteout on roads

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — A snowstorm with powerful wind gusts is whipping the Northeast.

Hurricane flags fly over U.S. Coast Guard Lifeboat Station Chatham and Chatham Light, in Chatham, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. A blizzard warning is in effect for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket as forecasters warned of wind gusts as high as 70 miles per hour. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Alan Cohen, left, owner of the Ryder's Cove Marina talks with an employee, Ken Maynard, as they check on the state of the marina and the boats wintered there as high tide approaches in Chatham, Mass., Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014. A blizzard warning is in effect for Cape Cod,...

Alan Cohen, owner of the Ryder's Cove Marina watches rising water and slush approach his office door near a waxing high tide in Chatham, Mass., Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014. A blizzard warning is in effect for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket as forecasters warned of wind gusts as...

Wind-driven waves crash on a sea wall in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. The storm could drop up to 10 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A woman fights through wind-driven snow as she crosses a street during a spring snowstorm in downtown New Bedford, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The storm brought high winds that whipped snow across portions of Massachusetts and eastern Maine, causing near-whiteout conditions on Cape Cod and roiling the Atlantic as...

Ice and snow accumulate on a door at Bristol Community College as a student enters during a spring snowstorm on campus in New Bedford, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The spring storm brought high winds that whipped snow across portions of Massachusetts and eastern Maine Wednesday, causing near-whiteout conditions on...

Wind-driven waves come ashore in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. The storm could drop up to 10 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Sea water washes over the docks at the Chatham Fish Pier as high tide approaches in Chatham, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. A blizzard warning is in effect for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket as forecasters warned of wind gusts as high as 70 mph with near-zero visibility at...

Wind-driven waves come ashore in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. The storm could drop up to 10 inches of snow with winds up to 70 miles per hour. (AP...

Ken Maynard, an employee at the Ryder's Cove Marina in Chatham, Mass., checks on the condition of the marina as high tide approaches Wednesday, March 26, 2014. A blizzard warning is in effect for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket as forecasters warned of wind gusts as high as 70...



Parts of Massachusetts are digging out from up to 10 inches of snow.

The snow blew through Massachusetts by late Wednesday afternoon. Maine’s eastern tip is getting pounded with blowing snow and winds gusting to 60 mph.

To the south, whiteout conditions are blamed on a pair of pileups involving 40 vehicles on I-81 around Falling Waters, W.Va. State police say two people were killed and seven were injured.

Weather experts downgraded a forecast that originally called for up to 2 feet of snow in eastern Maine. In Massachusetts, about 10 inches hit Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

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