A Foot Of Snow Up North, But Not Much More Expected

Dec 10, 2014

Early in the evening road crews were loading up and preparing for a long night.
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By early evening the snow was heavy in the North Country, keeping road crews working most of the night.

About 7 p.m. a trained weather spotter reported snow falling at the rate of two to three inches per hour near Orford, said Chris Legro a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.

Legro said morning snow totals have yet to be reported but the highest last night was 10.9 inches in Randolph.

But there shouldn’t be any significant snowfall today.

“For today we are going to see mostly liquids across New Hampshire,” he said. “It will be mainly rain south of the White Mountains but if you head north into Coos County we could see maybe a period of some light snow or freezing rain. But accumulations are going to be pretty minor today.”

While utility companies worried about power outages there were no major problems. Only about 2,100 customers were without electricity. About 2,000 of those were with the New Hampshire Electric Co-op.

Interstate 93 through the North Country was a lonely place by 8 p.m.
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