Utility companies are prepping for possible widespread outages Friday due to toppled trees and near-blizzard conditions.
One day after sections of northeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Maine dealt with upward of 20 inches of snow and portions of northern New England weathered heavy rains that pushed some rivers toward flood levels, more of the same was forecast throughout Friday.
The National Weather Service says a potent area of low pressure will linger off Long Island before drifting slowly north toward southern New England and weakening on Saturday.
Police in the flood-prone New Hampshire town of Goffstown warn residents to prepare for possible evacuation because of rising river levels.
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