BOSTON (AP) -- The governor of Massachusetts is banning all traffic from roads after 4 p.m. today, when the worst of a powerful snowstorm is expected to be bearing down on New England.
It's believed to be the first traffic ban in the state since the blizzard of 1978.
Throughout the Northeast, preparations are being made for what could be a record amount of snow today and tomorrow.
Boston could get as much as three feet of snow. New York City is expecting as much as a foot.
Wind gusts could reach 75 miles an hour, and widespread power outages are expected. Coastal areas that saw flooding from Superstorm Sandy could again be inundated.
The record snowfall in Boston was 27.6 inches, set ten years ago.
At a supermarket in Mount Vernon, New York this morning, there was a line of shoppers outside when the doors opened at 7 a.m., as shoppers stocked up for what could be a long weekend stuck at home.
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