New England readies for major snow storm

Major storm heading to New England could bring up to 2 feet of snow; NYC could get 6 inches

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Northeast readies for 1st major snow storm of year

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With the museum grounds covered with leaves and bare of snow, J Lajik shovels the snow-covered walkway outside the National Center of Afro-American Artists after overnight flurries in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. A midwinter storm headed to the Northeast on Friday could drop more than a foot of snow. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) -- New England is bracing for a major winter storm expected to dump up to 2 feet of snow in some places from Friday into Saturday.

The National Weather Service in Taunton says most of southern New England could get between 18 and 24 inches of snow starting Friday morning and continuing into Saturday afternoon. The Cape could get a little less, although forecast totals varied widely.

Meteorologist William Babcock says it's looking like it's going to be a very powerful storm. If everything falls the way it has the potential to it could be among the top 10 snowstorms in New England.

New York City is also bracing for snow, anywhere from 4 to 6 inches. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city is ready, and if bad weather has to happen, it's better to have it on a weekend.

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