Next round of snow on way to NH, Maine, Vt.AP , Associated Press
Feb. 26, 2013 6:28 PM ET
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Another round of heavy, wet, snow is in store for northern New England.
The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for southwest and central New Hampshire and western and inland Maine from early Wednesday through Thursday afternoon. Snow forecast accumulations range from 6 inches to more than a foot of snow. Lesser amounts or a mix was anticipated for the coast.
In Vermont, a warning has been issued for parts of the central and southern Green Mountains, with 6 to 10 inches of snow forecast.
The snow was expected to start at about the time of the morning commute and continue throughout Wednesday, New Hampshire officials said. Winds could gust up to 30 mph.
The speaker of the House in New Hampshire has canceled the legislative session on Wednesday due to the storm.
Communities are asking residents to pay attention to the amount of snow and ice that have accumulated on roofs after the recent heavy snows.
In Wolfeboro, the Fire-Rescue Department asked residents to clear a path to all doors to their homes to provide an extra means of escape in case of an emergency.
"This time of year it's particularly hard sometimes to maintain that extra escape route," said Fire-Rescue Chief Philip "Butch" Morrill. "But it's important to do for several reasons. First, that front door you don't always use in the winter may be your best escape route in the event of a fire. Also, it may be the best access and exit route for a stretcher in case of a medical emergency."
Officials urge those who don't have to travel to stay at home, and say those who must drive should slow down and leave plenty of space between your vehicle and others. They also warn drivers not to crowd snowplows — as plow drivers' field of vision is restricted.