CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) -- A spring storm has brought high winds that whipped snow across Cape Cod and roiled the oceans, bringing near whiteout conditions.
Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the storm that struck full force Wednesday morning, perhaps dropping up to 10 inches of snow.
Less snow was expected farther to the north and east in Massachusetts, with the Boston area getting just an inch or two.
Schools across Cape Cod closed for the day, while ferry and flight service to the islands was canceled. State courts in the region remained closed for the day.
Winds that could gust up to 70 miles per hour blew the crystallized snow horizontally, stinging the faces of those few who dared venture outside.
Electric utility NStar was reporting about 400 outages on the Cape.