• Christmas brings snow, strong winds to New England

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    TAUNTON, Mass. - A winter storm is winding down across New England but not before bringing blizzard conditions to some areas, power outages to others and making Christmas travel treacherous.

    The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning through 5 p.m. on Monday for portions of central and northern Maine. Forecasters warned that snow and wind gusts up to 50 mph could make travel "dangerous to impossible."

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    The largest snow accumulations on Monday were in northern New England, with the National Weather Service reporting 13 inches reported on the ground in New Gloucester, Maine.

    A rare blizzard warning was issued for portions of New Hampshire and Maine.

    Less snow fell in southern New England with most areas reporting 4 inches or less on the ground. But winds were equally fierce — especially along the south coast of Massachusetts.

    Holiday traffic was relatively light on most highways but some skidding accidents were reported. The Massachusetts Turnpike speed limit was reduced to 40 mph.

    In addition to slowing travel, the storm was responsible for some power outages.

    At 1 p.m., Eversource was reporting more than 14,000 customers without power, the bulk of them on Cape Cod.

    A 73 mph wind gust was reported in Falmouth and a 66 mph gust was felt on Nantucket.

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    Bradley International Airport outside of Hartford was open but reporting some weather-related flight delays.

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