The Latest: Boston mayor: Snowfall might alter parade route

BOSTON — The Latest on a third nor’easter in two weeks to pound the storm-weary Northeast (all times local):

6:50 a.m.

Boston’s mayor says the latest winter storm could force the cancellation of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Mayor Marty Walsh said Tuesday no decision has been made yet, but at minimum, the parade route may be altered depending on the snowfall.

Walsh says, “We’ll play it by ear and see as we go through the next few days.” The parade is scheduled for Sunday.

Boston experienced blizzard conditions Tuesday, with officials estimating nearly 2 feet (0.61 metres) of snow fell in parts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Maine.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, organized by the Allied War Veterans’ Council of South Boston, brings between 600,000 and 1 million people to the city each year.

The parade route was shortened last year due to a snowstorm


6:30 a.m.

A New Jersey township has cancelled spring break and will have students attending classes until the last week of June due to a torrent of snow days from the multiple winter storms that hit the state.

Vernon Township called off classes for a 12th time Tuesday after a snow storm dropped approximately 6 inches (15 centimetres) of snow across northwestern New Jersey. reports Vernon schools closed for three days last week, three days in February and three days in January as well as one day in December.

Vernon Mayor Harry Shortway says a lot of people are upset about rescinded breaks, “but what are you going to do.” State law requires at least 180 classroom days.

There are six public schools in Vernon and more than 3,000 enrolled students.


12:20 a.m.

The third major storm in two weeks has lashed the Northeast with hurricane-force winds, heavy snow and widespread power outages and now millions of people are facing yet another cleanup.

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