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Mother's Day nor'easter brings over 6 inches of snow to parts of NH

• by Ryan Breton

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The rare mid-May nor'easter that brought one to two inches of rain to most of New England produced a change to snow overnight in the higher elevations of western and northern New Hampshire.

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Elevations over 500 feet were cold enough for snowflakes to mix in overnight. In some cases, it snowed for a few hours. The snow was intense – falling at rates of over an inch per hour – quickly accumulating. The snow was wet and heavy, resulting in a few thousand power outages in the Lake Sunapee region.

READ: Over 1,000 NH residences remain without power following Mother's Day nor'easter

The speed limit on I-89 was reduced to 45 mph between Warner and the Vermont state line.

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