3rd nor'easter in less than 2 weeks strikes city as full-blown blizzard

Power outages have hit nearly a quarter-million customers across Massachusetts.
3:13 | 03/13/18

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Also at this hour, the massive storm hitting right now. The third nor'easter to slam into the east coast in less than two weeks. Blizzard conditions across new England at this hour, several big rig accidents blocking highways, including I-290 in slewsberry, Massachusetts. Two feet of know in new England. Winds gusting more than 80 miles per hour. Blizzard conditions. And ABC's Adrienne Bankert is in marshfield tonight. Reporter: Tonight, wicked weather. The third nor'easter in less than two weeks arrives in Boston, as a full blown blizzard. If you're out there traveling on the streets of Boston today, be very careful. Look at the pile of the snow that these snow plows are pushing already. And it takes up lane and a half. Reporter: In marshfield, the storm surge nearly wall slows the few drivers daring to risk venturing out in these coastal towns. Live power lines dance in the wind. Gusts above 80 miles an hour in some places. Power lines arc in Orleans, starting fires in sandwich. Reporter: We are on the south side of sandwich. This giant pine tree has actually fallen over and it was caught by the power lines. Reporter: Outages hit nearly a quarter of a million customers across the commonwealth. Troopers urge residents to stay off the roads. Not much traffic out here. If you are home, stay there. If you have to go out, take it slow. Reporter: Tractor trailers jackknife on multiple interstates. On the mass pike, the speed limit reduced to just 20 miles per hour. That is a truck that has flipped onto its side, right on the pike. Obviously, a scary situation out here and a testament to just how slippery the roads are. Reporter: Air travel not any easier. Boston's airport, a ghost town. About 75% of flights canceled. Crews use fire to keep commuter rail switches from freezing. And flow trains to keep the tracks clear. Let's get to Adrienne, live tonight in a windy and wet marshfield, ssachusetts. We're really thinking about the people of new England tonight, because we know officials have told you, it could be once again several days before the power comes back. Reporter: Yes, David. They're calling this a multi-day restoration. Residents are weary, so are crews. They've been working nonstop through these three nor'easters. Now, residents in coastal towns like marshfield, they are watching the tide here and it is still snowing. We could see another half a foot of snow overnight. David? Wow, those waves churning water behind you. Get back inside, Adrienne. Thank you. Let's get to rob Marciano. A bit of dafrnt scene, as people head home here, rob. Reporter: Certainly is, new York relatively unscathed, but eastern new England, as you saw, still getting pounded with that blizzard right now. The radar still thick with snow, the windsare howling, in some cases, gusting over 80 miles an hour. We'll get 6 to 12 inches, as Adrienne said, tonight. Behind that, cold blustery snow showers all day long for much of the northeast. That cold air goes all the way down into the deep south once again. Freeze watches and warnings with temps down near freezing. Teens for wind chills. And this active pattern continues. Dare I say, the potential for another nor'easter, the beginning of next week. David? All right, we'll be tracking that, as well, unfortunately.

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