February 11, 2013 11:15 AM, EST
Northeast Struggles to Clear Roads Following Weekend Snow Storm

Emergency crews struggled to clear roadways from the weekend’s big winter storm that dropped up to 3 feet of snow over several states in the Northeast, the Associated Press reported.

President Obama declared a state of emergency for Connecticut, allowing federal aid to be used in recovery from the storm, which dumped large amounts of snow in southern New England, AP said.

Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island imposed travel bans to keep cars off the road over the weekend to let plows clear roads, and the National Guard helped clear highways in Connecticut, where more than 240 accidents were reported, AP reported.

Some highway lanes and ramps in Connecticut remained coated with snow Monday morning, and parking and travel bans remain in effect in many cities and towns in that state, AP said, adding that snow drifts in some areas of New England were as high as 5 feet.