CONCORD, N.H. - More snow and frigid temperatures trudged into the Northeast on Tuesday even as crews continued to clean up from a weekend storm.
The latest storm made its way into New England late Tuesday morning and tracked northeastward. Parts of Maine could see upward of 9 inches by the time it pushed off the coast Wednesday afternoon, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Hawley in Gray, Maine.
Most of the region will see 3 to 6 inches of snow.
"My feeling is it's wonderful," Tony Hartigan said as he walked quickly across Main Street in Concord, N.H. He wore no hat or gloves despite the bank thermometer over his shoulder that blinked 3 degrees. "It packs the ski resorts, it's pretty for Christmas, and I spent last week in Florida so I didn't see it!"
Commuters found a sluggish commute home Tuesday evening, and police reported cars sliding off snow-covered roads. Airports reported delays of an hour to more than 21/2 hours because of snow and ice, according to the website FlightAware.
Before the storm's arrival, the region woke up to frigid cold. Temperatures were below zero in many places - including minus-27 in Berlin, N.H., and Saranac Lake, N.Y., - and 10 to 15 degrees below normal for this time of year. Temperatures will start to rise as the weekend approaches and could hit 60 in Boston by Sunday, Hawley said.
In Lewiston and Auburn, Maine, the extreme cold temporarily shut down the bus system.