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A horse grazes on new grass poking through the snow at Wedgewood Stables in Lanesborough, Mass., after a cold and snowy night on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Mother’s Day weekend got off to an unseasonably snowy start in areas of the Northeast thanks to the polar vortex. While Manhattan, Boston and many other coastal areas received only a few flakes, some higher elevation areas in northern New York and New England reported 9 inches or more. (Stephanie Zollshan/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

Polar vortex brings rare May snow, low temps to US East

May. 11, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Mother’s Day weekend got off to an unseasonably snowy start in the Northeast on Saturday thanks to the polar vortex bringing cold air down from the north. Some higher elevation areas in northern New York and New England reported snowfall accumulations of up to 10 inches,...

A dusting of snow covers tree branches in Stowe, Vt., on Tuesday May 5, 2020. The National Weather Service predicted snow or rain showers Tuesday morning in parts of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Polar vortex could bring rare May snow, low temps to US East

May. 8, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The northeastern U.S. is about to get a cold spring farewell from winter’s bad boy, the polar vortex, which could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas over the Mother's Day weekend, forecasters say. Usually the polar vortex is a batch of cold air that stays...

A woman wearing a protective mask walks along the Esplanade, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Polar vortex could bring rare May snow, low temps to US East

May. 7, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The northeastern U.S. is about to get a cold spring farewell from winter’s bad boy, the polar vortex, which could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas over the Mother's Day weekend, forecasters say. Usually the polar vortex is a batch of cold air that stays...

Motorists huddle together after a 54 car pile-up early morning on the Kennedy Expressway Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Chicago.  The Chicago Fire Department says about 50 vehicles were involved in the pileup along the expressway. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Pileup along icy Chicago expressway sends 14 to hospitals

Apr. 15, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Portions of a Chicago expressway left icy by a wintry blast that brought overnight snowfall led to a pileup involving of dozens of vehicles early Wednesday, sending 14 people to hospitals, officials said. About 50 vehicles were involved in the 5 a.m. pileup along the Kennedy Expressway, the...