A spring storm was forecast to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of New England on Monday morning, but New York City and Long Island should escape with a lighter covering.
Heavy snow was expected to create a messy commute for millions from eastern Long Island up to Massachusetts, the National Weather Service said, with winter storms watches in effect in several states.
Many Boston area schools were already closed early Monday, NBC station WHDH reported, and over 70 flights were canceled at the city's Logan airport as at 6 a.m. ET.
Boston, Providence, Cape Cod and lower Maine were forecast to get up to 8 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said, but southeastern Massachusetts could get 8 to 10 inches and northern Maine could see up to 12 inches.