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Thousands of Residents Left Without Power after Heavy Snow and Storm

Boston weatherBOSTON, Massachusetts — Governor Charlie Baker has ordered all non-essential state offices closed for the day as the second powerful nor’easter winds down in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported that more than 360,000 customers across the state were without power as of 9 a.m. The storm produced heavy, wet snow that brought down tree limbs and power lines.

MEMA reported numerous road closures due to fallen tree limbs. The speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike was reduced to 40 mph between the New York state border and Interstate 495.

There were no immediate reports of major coastal flooding from the latest storm.

Thursday morning’s high tide did not compromise any of the sea walls that were damaged in last week’s nor’easter, nor did it affect the improvised armoring of sections where it had breached, Duxbury Fire said.

The Republican is also asking residents to stay off the roads if possible. Hundreds of schools canceled classes for the day and most courts delayed opening until 10 a.m. Thursday.

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