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Maureen Niland, of Marshfield, Mass., left, and Kim Varghese, of Plymouth, Mass., right, walk along a seawall near damaged beachfront homes, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Marshfield. The Northeast is bracing for its third nor'easter in fewer than two weeks. The National Weather Service reports Sunday that a southern storm is expected to make its way up the coast causing more snowfall. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 12, 2018 - 2:05 PM

BOSTON - The Latest on the latest winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

Amtrak says it's suspending service from Boston to New York City as the latest major winter storm approaches.

Amtrak says service to New York's Penn Station will be suspended on Tuesday until 11 a.m.

Officials say public schools in Providence, Rhode Island, also will be closed on Tuesday.

A blizzard warning issued covers coastal Massachusetts, while a winter storm warning covers Providence, New York City, and much of the Northeast.

The storm could bring as much as a foot and a half of snow to some areas of New England.

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4:05 p.m.

Boston has declared a snow emergency ahead of the third nor'easter to hit the Northeast in less than two weeks.

Mayor Marty Walsh says schools will be closed citywide Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for much of coastal Massachusetts.

The blizzard warning issued midday Monday covers from the border with New Hampshire to just north of Boston, and then extends along coastal areas south of Boston, as well as all of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.

The storm, expected to start overnight Tuesday, could bring as much as a foot and a half of snow to some areas of New England.

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12:50 p.m.

While it looks like another big storm is going to challenge New Hampshire voters at their annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, state officials are firm: Elections will still take place.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for New Hampshire from midnight Monday through 8 a.m. Wednesday with up to 14 inches of snow expected.

Last year, nearly 80 towns rescheduled elections after a storm dumped more than a foot of snow. Although towns are required under state law to hold annual elections on the second Tuesday in March, many relied on another law allowing town moderators to move the "voting day of a meeting" in the event of a weather emergency.

Secretary of State William Gardner and Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said moderators may postpone deliberative sessions and business meetings because of weather emergencies, but not elections.

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12:10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for much of coastal Massachusetts.

The blizzard warning issued midday Monday covers from the border with New Hampshire to just north of Boston, and then extends along coastal areas south of Boston, as well as all of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.

The blizzard warning means Tuesday's storm could bring sustained winds of greater than 35 mph (56 kph), along with visibility of less than a quarter mile for prolonged periods.

The storm, expected to start overnight Tuesday, could bring as much as a foot and half of snow to some areas of New England.

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8:30 a.m.

Much of the Northeast is bracing for blizzard conditions, a foot or more of snow and high winds as the third major nor'easter in 10 days bears down on the region.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of New England and a winter weather advisory for eastern New York and Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.

The storm is expected to hit about midnight and last through most of the day Tuesday, with snow accumulating at a rate of 2 inches per hour at times in some areas.

The weather service says Boston and areas south of the city could get a foot and a half of snow, with less to the west of the city. Providence, Rhode Island, is in line for about 15 inches.

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