New England mops up as snow falls on East Coast

BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod has fallen short of forecast snowfall totals, sparing the Northeast the widespread power outages that had been predicted.

Snowflakes were still flying Tuesday as New England residents continue mopping up from Monday’s storm, although little additional accumulation was expected.

By Tuesday morning, the hardest hit areas were Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, with almost 10 inches, and Yarmouth, Falmouth and Brewster, all on Cape Cod, with 9 inches. Boston got 6.4 inches.

The storm lasted into early Tuesday in New Hampshire, where the first-in-the-nation presidential primary is being held. The weather service said snow will be light and fluffy and accumulation will be modest.

New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania got much less snow than was originally forecast, but could get some accumulation as the storm is expected to last into Wednesday