BOSTON (AP) A major storm dumped more than two feet of snow in some areas of New England, causing multiple crashes and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity.

Many areas had accumulation of 8 to 12 inches of snow. 

Some of the highest totals exceeded 30 inches in south central Vermont.

Police reported hundreds of traffic incidents across the Northeast, with spin-outs on icy roads.

Road conditions were dangerous late Saturday for crews seeking to restore power, according to Central Maine Power. About 200,000 customers were without power in Maine and another 80,000 or so without power in New Hampshire.

As of daylight Sunday, crews began assessing and clearing damage to begin widespread restoration. The company said it anticipates a multi-day effort in areas hardest hit by the storm.

Zack Taylor, a meteorologist for National Weather Service, said heavy snowfall stretched throughout the region, including Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.

A combination of sleet, freezing rain and heavy snow that took down trees and power lines was blamed for hundreds of delayed or canceled flights at airports.

Taylor said another significant winter storm is evolving in the West and will continue through Monday across much of the Rockies, Plains and in the upper Midwest.

That system is expected to bring heavy snowfall across portions of the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and parts of Kansas and Nebraska.

In the Southwest, a winter weather advisory was issued through Sunday night for parts of northern Arizona, Grand Canyon and Flagstaff to the New Mexico border, with up to 6 inches of snow possible at upper elevations and wind gusts up to 40 mph.

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