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New England braces for third snowstorm in as many weekends

New England is being hit with more severe winter weather this weekend.

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Snow blows past debris and nonfunctioning streetlights during a Nor’Easter snowstorm on November 7, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Another major blizzard is predicted to hit the recovering Northeastern US on February 8th. (Mario Tama/AFP/Getty Images)

New England is bracing for the third snowstorm in as many weekends, as much of the region prepares for snow and freezing rain. 

Most of the United States' Northeast — from northern Connecticut through southern Maine — is expecting significant snow and rain, the National Weather Service advised. More inland areas are also expecting significant snow accumulation, Reuters reported

There could be accumulation of between six and 18 inches of snow in some areas. 

The Midwest has already been hit heavily with snow: Kansas saw almost a foot of accumulation on Wednesday, and canceled hundreds of flights as a result, NBC News reported

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback both declared states of emergency due to the weather, CNN reported. 

However, much of the East Coast is already old hat at storm prep, after facing two such winter storms already.

"Boston will be ready," said Mayor Thomas Menino, CNN reported. "We will be out treating the roads before the snow, and our plows are ready to hit the streets this weekend."

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130223/new-england-third-snowstorm-noreaster