Travel snarled, two dead, as winter storm pummels New England

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Courts were closed throughout New Hampshire and MA, prompting a one-day delay in the start of jury selection for the double murder trial of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez.

While our area will have a little rain and snow over the next 24 hours, it's going to be fairly benign compared to what northern New England will see-in particular the area from the New Hampshire Sea Coast to ME, where heavy snow and strong winds are once again in the forecast.

Where it stays all snow in Central and Northern New England, up to a foot or more of snow could fall. Some of their cars were still covered in snow - the hood, the roof and, most of all, the rear and front lights.

Schools around the region delayed or canceled classes today including in Boston. Almost all flights in and out of the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire have been canceled. So here's a look at back a few of nastiest storms in recent memory.

The weather pattern will remain active across the Northeast through mid-February as additional storms with the potential for snow will target the region later next week.

Officials in Parsonsfield, Maine, say snow removal operations were going well even though the only plow truck driver for most of the town quit after a storm dumped 25 inches of snow in December.

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In Westbrook, Maine, workers hustled to clear about a foot of snow from a restaurant parking lot.

The National Weather Service said the storm packed hurricane-force (74 miles per hour or higher) wind gusts on Monday when it reached peak strength.

The storm was blamed for at least one death.

A spokeswoman for Central Maine Power told the Associated Press about 800 power outages were reported by mid-day Monday, far short of the number they'd expected.

The storm Thursday came a day after temperatures soared into the 50s and 60s, giving millions of people a taste of spring.

Airlines canceled all flights at Portland International Jetport and afternoon flights at Bangor International Airport.

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