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New England braces for major snow storm

8:06 AM, Feb 7, 2013   |    comments
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BOSTON (AP) - A major winter storm heading toward New England could dump as much as 2 feet of snow on parts of the region.

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The National Weather Service says the storm is expected to begin Friday morning and continue into Saturday night as it moves past New England and upstate New York.

A blizzard watch for parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island says travel may become nearly impossible because of high winds and blowing snow. A coastal flood watch is in effect for some shore communities.

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Operators of some ski areas are excited by the prospect of the first major snowstorm of the year. Christopher Kitchin, inside operations manager at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, Mass., says people are eager to go skiing, snow-tubing and snowboarding.

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