By early evening, snow totals had reached 20 to 28cm from the New York metro region up to eastern Massachusetts.

People cross the street as snow falls in North Bergen, New Jersey on February 7, 2021.
People cross the street as snow falls in North Bergen, New Jersey on February 7, 2021. (AP)

A major snowstorm pushed through the Northeastern United States on Sunday, less than a week after a storm dumped more than 60 centimetres (cm) on parts of the region.

By early evening, snow totals had reached 20 to 28cm from the New York metro region up to eastern Massachusetts.

The National Weather Service reported 28cm had fallen in Walpole, Massachusetts. 

People walk along the shore of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline is seen from the Museum Campus during a cold weather day in Chicago, Sunday, February 7, 2021.
People walk along the shore of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline is seen from the Museum Campus during a cold weather day in Chicago, Sunday, February 7, 2021. (AP)

Some areas on Long Island had seen 20 centimetres, and Westwood, in northern New Jersey, measured 22.8cm.

About 12cm had fallen in Central Park.

The National Weather Service predicted up to 11.5cm of snow in New York City and 5 to 1cm in Washington, DC. 

Up to 30cm was projected to fall on some areas along the Connecticut coastline.

A snowplow makes clears the slippery wooden pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge during the second snowstorm to hit the New York area and the Northeast in less than a week, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
A snowplow makes clears the slippery wooden pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge during the second snowstorm to hit the New York area and the Northeast in less than a week, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP)

Large, fluffy flakes began falling in Rhode Island late Sunday morning, prompting local governments to enact street parking bans and warn of poor travel conditions for the rest of the day. 

A heavy band of snow heading northeast had dumped 13cm in the towns of Sharon and Uxbridge, southeast of Boston.

A woman skis past the snow-covered lake in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., February 7, 2021.
A woman skis past the snow-covered lake in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., February 7, 2021. (AP)

In Connecticut, a jack-knifed tractor-trailer caused two exits to be closed on Interstate 84 in Middlebury, with only one lane of traffic getting by.

Weather service forecaster Bob Oravec said a mix of snow and rain would move northward up the East Coast. "It is a fast-moving storm," Oravec said.

A woman rides a bicycle across the Brooklyn Bridge during a snowstorm, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. It was the second time in less than a week the area has been buffeted by heavy snowfall.
A woman rides a bicycle across the Brooklyn Bridge during a snowstorm, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. It was the second time in less than a week the area has been buffeted by heavy snowfall. (Reuters)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday's snowfall would not close Covid-19 vaccination sites.

The massive snowstorm that hit the region on February 1 forced the postponement of hundreds of vaccination appointments in New York and elsewhere.

Source: AP