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By The Associated Press

The Latest on a winter storm moving through the Northeast (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

Vermont is digging out from the biggest storm to hit the state in more than two years.

The National Weather Service says 16 inches of snow has fallen in the town of Walden in the northeast corner of the state, and Sutton got 15.5 inches.

More than a foot of snow fell in the Burlington area.

Marlon Verasamy of the NWS, says it's the biggest storm to hit Vermont since Feb. 2, 2015. The winter storm warning was to expire Monday evening.

Schools and businesses are closed across the state, but Vermont is taking the storm in stride.

On Sunday night, Republican Gov. Phil Scott declared a "powder day" for Monday and urged winter enthusiasts in the state to stay another day and enjoy the snow.

Scott also urged everyone to drive carefully.

10:05 a.m.

The National Weather Service says winter storm warnings have been lifted for New Hampshire, while blizzard warnings remain in place until 7 p.m. for the Midcoast and coastal regions of Maine.

Justin Arnott, a meteorologist for the weather service, says winter storm warnings for Strafford and Rockingham counties in New Hampshire have been lifted. The Granite state got a little less snow than expected, he said, but still saw upward of 14 inches of snow in some places. He says that made it one of the biggest, if not the biggest storm of the year, for some locations.

In Maine, Arnott said the storm was still ongoing, though some parts of the state could see as much as 2 feet of snow by the end of the day. If those numbers play out, Arnott projected that this storm could be at least as large as one that hit the state at the end December. Blizzard warnings remain in place along the coast from Sagadahoc to Washington counties.

9:25 a.m.

High winds and coastal flooding are replacing snow as the biggest potential weather hazards as the work week gets underway in Massachusetts.

The snow is expected to wind down Monday, while winds are kicking up.

The National Weather Service says coastal areas of Massachusetts will bear the brunt, with Nantucket and Cape Cod at risk from gusts as high as 65 mph.

The wind, as well as heavy wet snow clinging to branches, brings the risk of power outages. The state's largest utilities were reporting minimal power outages as of Monday morning.

Northern Middlesex and Franklin counties took the brunt of the Sunday-Monday storm, with Rowe reporting 12.5 inches of snow, and Pepperell and Tewksbury reporting a foot each. Boston got 3.4 inches.

8:45 a.m.

A powerful storm packing snow and wind has immobilized much of Maine, where authorities are advising residents stay home and be wary of strong winds that could be dangerous.

The National Weather Service says parts of mid-coast and eastern Maine could get 2 feet of snow before it's all over. The storm was still raging in Maine on Monday morning and was expected to continue into the afternoon.

Snow totals included 20 inches in Harpswell and 15 inches in Kennebunk. Authorities warned that high winds of more than 35 mph were making for dangerous conditions and low visibility.

The storm has closed state offices, the Portland International Jetport and hundreds of schools.

7 a.m.

Hundreds of schools have been closed and most flights have been canceled in and out of New Hampshire as the latest storm to hit the area has dumped over a foot of snow in some places.

State officials said Monday morning the snow was fluffier than expected and that led to just a few scattered power outages overnight. But authorities are concerned about the wind, which could change the situation. The wind was expected to pick up with gusts of at least 30 mph that would plunge wind chills into the teens and below.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu reminded people "to be smart and be safe," watching out for children who might be playing in snowbanks in the path of plow trucks, and clearing vents so there is no buildup of gas in homes.

Some snow totals from the second storm to hit the area in less than a week, include 14 inches in Ossipee; 12 inches in Berlin; and 10 inches in Nashua

6:15 a.m.

Hundreds of schools from New York City's northern suburbs to central New York are closed or opening later after the second major storm in less than a week dumped up to a foot of snow on the region.

Heavy snow began falling Sunday morning across the eastern half of New York. In the Albany area, highways and secondary roads were snow-covered by midafternoon, slowing southbound traffic on the Adirondack Northway section of Interstate 87 to a crawl.

The snow tapered off early Monday morning, but some schools called off classes for the day while many others are operating on a two-hour delay.

The National Weather Service's winter storm warning for much of upstate New York extends into Monday evening for some areas. Meteorologists say wind gusts are approaching 50 mph in eastern New York.

3 a.m.

Heavy, wet snow is once again blanketing the Northeast just days after the biggest storm of the season dumped up to 19 inches of snow on the region.

Winter storm warnings are in effect into Monday from upstate New York to Maine, where blizzard conditions and 2 feet of snow are possible.

Hartford, Connecticut, could get 4 to 8 inches of snow, the Boston area 6 to 10, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 12 to 18 and 16 to 24 in Portland, Maine.

The National Weather also is warning of strong winds and coastal flooding.

Schools around the region delayed or canceled classes Monday including in Boston.

According to the flight-tracking website FlightAware.com, more than 1,300 flights in the U.S. were scrapped Sunday and more than 6,000 delayed.

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