Blizzard causes coastal flooding in Northeast

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Winter storm Juno continued to dump snow on New England this morning, with wind gusts as high as 78 mph and reports of flooding on the Massachusetts coast.

The peak of the storm was expected to continue through today before winding down Wednesday morning.

Parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York have seen more than a foot of snow. Snow amounts in the New York City metro area have ranged from a half foot in Central Park to more than 18 inches on central Long Island near Islip, according to the Weather Channel.

Wind gusts have topped 70 mph in parts of eastern Massachusetts. Coastal flooding has closed some roads in eastern Massachusetts. Thundersnow was reported in coastal portions of Rhode Island and Massachusetts late Monday night and early today.

Blizzard warnings remained in effect for parts of six states from eastern Long Island to southern and eastern New England this morning.

The blizzard warning for New York City was changed to a winter storm warning this morning.

More than 7,000 U.S. flights scheduled for Monday through Wednesday have been canceled, according to FlightAware. Numerous bridges and public transit systems will be closed today from New York to Boston. A travel ban is now in effect across Connecticut.

Damaging wind gusts, widespread power outages and coastal flooding are also likely throughout the day.

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