Roads in Vermont were snow treated and snow was falling at rates of about 1 to 2 inches per hour by Thursday afternoon. No significant problems had been reported, but motorists were warned to expect hazardous driving conditions.
In New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s office responds the state’s Emergency Operations Center will open at 1 p.m ., with state officials closely monitoring the tornado. The Department of Transportation responds people should limit road wander after 6 p. m ., when snow is expected to be heavy. Utility firms have crews on standby of preparing for influence outages.
Pete Rogers, of Maine Emergency Management Agency, said it’s important for residents prepare ourselves for heavy snow and strong winds.
The storm will pack a wallop. Pohl responds the barometric pressure associated with the tornado is projected to be the lowest since the Valentine’s Day tornado in 2014.
On New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, the most important one top in the Northeast, officials say there is “considerable danger” of an avalanche due to the storm.
The Vermont Health Department is prompting people that overexertion shoveling snow can lead to heart attacks. People should also preserve hot vents clear of ice and snow.