BOSTON (AP) - The third nor'easter in two weeks is developing off the East Coast, but unlike the last 2 Nor'easters, this system is further offshore.
What began as a wet, slushy, wind-driven rain in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday turned into snow that quickly covered roads and made driving treacherous.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for much of the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
Although the latest storm was not expected to bring as many power outages as a nor'easter last week, about 12,000 customers in Massachusetts lost power Tuesday morning.
Communities across the region closed schools for the day and issued on-street parking bans.
The Boston-area public transit system said it would operate on a limited weekday basis and encouraged people to check schedules before heading out.
The storm is expected to last through most of the day Tuesday, disrupting road and air travel.
While the first two storms of the month brought coastal flooding and hundreds of thousands of power outages, this one is expected to be different.
More power outages are possible, but they are not expected to be as widespread as last week. Only minor coastal flooding is predicted.