A powerful weather system is raking parts of northern New England with heavy rain, coating other areas in ice and dumping so much snow on Vermont that a section of Interstate 89 was closed for a time in Chittenden County.
The I-89 closure happened Monday in an area where up to two feet of snow was expected.
Southern Maine, meanwhile, saw about 2½ inches of rain, and some inland areas saw freezing rain. In New Hampshire, the problem was ice jams that led to a flood warning on one river.
In Vermont, many schools were closed and state offices in all counties except Bennington and Windham were authorized to send some workers home. Maine and New Hampshire also had school closings. Officials are urging people to stay home unless absolutely necessary.
Vermont electric utilities say about 10,000 customers are without power.