- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on the snowstorm that’s moving into the Northeast (all times local):

4 p.m.

Officials say about 30 of the 70 people aboard a bus that crashed on Interstate 95 in Connecticut during a snowstorm have been injured.

State police say the Dahlia tour bus was carrying passengers from New York City when it crashed Monday afternoon in Madison while on its way to the Mohegan Sun casino.

Yale-New Haven Hospital spokesman Mark D’Antonio says eight people on the bus were transported there for treatment. He says one patient had broken bones and the other seven had minor injuries.

D’Antonio says passengers with minor injuries were sent to other medical facilities. Officials say about 30 people were injured in all.

D’Antonio says hospital officials were originally told to expect 30 patients, some of whom were listed in critical condition.

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2:30 p.m.

Authorities say a charter bus that crashed on Interstate 95 during a snowstorm was on its way to a Connecticut casino with passengers from New York City.

Mohegan Sun spokesman Cody Chapman said Monday afternoon that other buses headed for the casino were rerouted back to New York City until weather conditions improve.

Chapman says the bus that crashed in Madison is owned by Dahlia Inc. and operated by VMC East Coast.

State Police Trooper Kelly Grant says they believe there were more than 60 people on the bus at the time of the accident. She says none of the injuries is reported to be life-threatening.

A Yale-New Haven Hospital spokesman says hospital officials were told to expect 30 patients, six of whom were listed in critical condition.

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1:55 p.m.

A Connecticut charter bus accident on Interstate 95 during a snowstorm has left at least 30 people injured, including six critically.

The state Department of Transportation says the accident happened at around 12:30 p.m. Monday in Madison.

A Yale-New Haven Hospital spokesman says hospital officials were told to expect 30 patients, six of whom were listed in critical condition.

State police say 55 passengers were on the Dahlia tour bus.

Video from near the scene showed the bus on its side off the right shoulder of the highway surrounded by numerous emergency vehicles. Authorities closed the northbound side of the interstate in Madison.

The accident occurred during a storm that was expected to drop up to a foot of snow on parts of the state.

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1:15 p.m.

A charter bus accident has closed the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Connecticut.

Television video from near the scene showed the bus on its side off the right shoulder of the highway. Numerous emergency vehicles are at the scene, and people are being loaded onto stretchers and into ambulances.

The state Department of Transportation says the accident happened at about 12:30 p.m. Monday in Madison.

The accident occurred during a snowstorm that was expected to drop up to a foot of snow on parts of the state, but it was not immediately clear if the crash was caused by the weather.

There was no immediate word on the number or extent of injuries or how many passengers were on the bus.

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12:55 p.m.

The coastal storm that’s pounding Massachusetts isn’t expected to amount to much in Maine and New Hampshire, states that rely on heavy snow to drive their economies.

The National Weather Service says the New Hampshire coast could see 6 to 8 inches of snow, while the southern Maine coast could get 4 to 6 inches.

Strong gusts could limit visibility with blowing snow, and some coastal flooding is expected.

But the snowfall starting Monday won’t do much to lift snowfall totals in a region where skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing are big business.

Concord, New Hampshire, has had just 17 inches so far this season. The normal average is 39 inches for this time of the year. Portland, Maine, has 29.3 inches of snow, compared to the normal 37.5 inches.

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10:25 a.m.

Coastal communities in Massachusetts are bracing for possible coastal flooding as a potent winter storm moves into the region.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is urging coastal communities south of Boston, including Cape Cod and Nantucket, to take “appropriate action” after the National Weather Service advised that strong winds will likely result in widespread, moderate coastal flooding at high tide late Monday morning.

Earlier forecasts called for only pockets of moderate flooding. Coastal communities north of the city are expected to experience minor flooding.

Waves splashing over seawalls were being reported in communities south of Boston even before high tide.

The state has banned parking on several major coastal roadways.

Gov. Charlie Baker is monitoring the storm from the Statehouse and was scheduled to hold a briefing at noon.

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9:55 a.m.

Schools across Connecticut closed in preparation for a winter storm that was predicted to bring as much as a foot of snow to parts of the state.

Bradley International Airport reported the cancellations of a handful of flights and numerous delays.

The University of Connecticut closed its main campus in Storrs and satellite campuses at Avery Point and West Hartford.

Minor flooding also was reported along the shoreline in advance of a late-morning high tide.

The storm arrived in southern Connecticut toward at the end of the morning commute and the State Department of Transportation reported some slippery conditions, but no major weather-related accidents.

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9:35 a.m.

A storm moving up the East Coast is causing tidal flooding in some New Jersey shore towns.

High tide arrived Monday morning and police have had to close some streets in Atlantic City, Absecon, Neptune Township and Union Beach.

Forecasters have issued a coastal flood warning for the entire New Jersey shore. Widespread moderate coasting flooding is possible during high tide. There’s also a chance for beach erosion as wave heights build to 8 to 12 feet.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Monday night through Tuesday evening for Burlington, Cumberland, Atlantic, Cape May counties. Forecasters say there is the potential for 4 to 8 inches of snow.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for other parts of the state.

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9:20 a.m.

New Hampshire is getting another round of snow just in time for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

The snow is expected to start Monday morning and last into early Tuesday, primary day. Many polls open at 7 a.m. The snow is heading from south to north; a number of schools have closed for the day or are dismissing students early.

Most areas will see several inches, with up to 8 inches possible in coastal areas.

The forecast calls for wind at 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, and temperatures in the lower 20s.

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5 a.m.

Forecasters say southeast Massachusetts could get the brunt of a snowstorm that’s heading for the East Coast.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the coast, including Cape Cod and the islands, saying it could get 6 to 12 inches of snow through Monday evening. Gusty winds of up to 60 mph are expected with some whiteout conditions.

The rest of Massachusetts, plus Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut, could see winter storm conditions with an accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. The heaviest snowfall is expected during Monday’s morning commute through the afternoon.

The weather service says New York City, Philadelphia and northern New Jersey could get from 2 to 3 inches of snow between Monday and Tuesday night. The snow could even stretch into Wednesday.

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