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Polar vortex brings May snow and freeze warnings to New York and New England

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  • Unseasonable blast felt from Maine to Manhattan
  • Chill coincides with Vermont reopening outdoor pursuits

Mother’s Day weekend got off to an unseasonably snowy start in the US north-east on Saturday, thanks to the polar vortex bringing cold air down from the north.

Some higher elevation areas in northern New York state and New England reported snowfall accumulations of up to 10in, while traces of snow were seen along the coast from Maine to Boston and as far south as Manhattan.

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