Second round of winter storm dumping more snow across Bay State

BOSTON (WHDH) - Round two of a one-two wintry punch could leave several inches of snow in some parts of southern New England, just a day after the first round of the storm dropped 12 inches or more in some communities.

Gov. Charlie Baker urged drivers to use caution during the Tuesday morning commute when the storm was expected to be at its height with snow falling at 1 to 2 inches an hour in some places.

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Northern Worcester County and most of western Massachusetts received between 15 and 25 inches of snow over the three-day span.

The remainder of Worcester County and most of Middlesex County got between 10 and 15 inches, while Boston and parts of the South Shore received 6 to 8 inches.

Cape Cod saw two to four inches of snow.

A winter storm warning has been posted for areas inside of Interstate 495. Cape Cod and parts of the South Coast are under a winter weather advisory.

Baker said nearly 4,000 pieces of equipment — 2,100 plows, 1,400 plower-spreader combinations, and 460 front end loaders — will be on the roads.

The commuter rail will have 350 personnel to respond to downed trees and other incidents, officials said. The MBTA operated on a regular schedule on Monday. The emergency operations center opened at 5 a.m. and will continue to run until the storm subsides on Tuesday.

The storm has prompted hundreds of school closings and delays.

7NEWS will continue to track this storm and provide updates as they become available.

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