It was hyped as one of the biggest storms in decades before it hit. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that Juno could be “one of the worst storms in history,” according to CNN. Parts of New Hampshire were estimated to get over two feet.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency 24 hours before the storm started. Gov. Maggie Hassan followed suit and declared a state of emergency in New Hampshire.
“I continue to ask people to stay off the roads,” Hassan said at a press conference Tuesday morning. “But if you do go out on the roads, please be prepared to be stranded, or perhaps go off the road and have to wait for assistance. Make sure you have supplies to stay warm and safe in your cars if that happens.”
Most schools in the region were either cancelling school for the next day, or preparing to cancel school the next day. Plymouth State University cancelled all classes scheduled for Tuesday before the snow even started.
New England expected to get hit hard.
And Juno delivered. Parts of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island had more than a foot of snow before noon on Tuesday.
Keene was expected to get between a foot and 18 inches by the time the storm subsided Tuesday night. KSC cancelled all classes on Tuesday, encouraging students to stay safe during the storm.
KSC prepared for Juno’s aftermath by sending the ground crew out early Tuesday morning.
“It started snowing at around 3:30 [a.m.] this morning, so I’ve been shoveling since about 5:00 [a.m.],” Alan Chase, grounds crew worker at KSC said. He estimated on Tuesday that Keene already had eight to nine inches of snow, with more expected to come down until 4:00 a.m. Wednesday.
WMUR reported that Nashua saw over a foot of snow by 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, with snow still falling. By noon over two feet were reported in Nashua and surrounding areas.
Other parts of New England felt the wrath of Juno too, especially the coast. CNN reported that all of Nantucket lost power, experiencing winds of over 50 mph during the storm.
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