Boston Cancels School for Friday

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
February 9, 2017 Updated: February 9, 2017

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says public schools in New England’s largest city will close for a second consecutive day.

The mayor says classes will be canceled Friday as the region continues to get battered by a fast-moving snowstorm blanketing much of the northeast.

Earlier Thursday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said state police were reporting some crashes and spin-outs, but no serious problems.

Baker also said there were reports of minor coastal flooding and several thousand power outages.

A blizzard warning remains in effect for south coastal Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The National Weather Service says most areas in the region should expect 12 to 15 inches of snow, but some parts could see as much as 20 inches.

The storm is expected to last into the evening and possibly overnight.