UPDATE: Winter Storm Bears Down on Southern New England


The latest snow accumulation projections from the ABC 6 Stormtracker team show 6-10″ in the Providence area, lesser amounts toward Cape Cod.


The ABC 6 Stormtracker team is following a winter storm that's expected to bring heavy snow to Providence on Wednesday.

Meteorologists Fred Campagna, Jim Corbin, Steve Cascione and Matt Lagor predict the storm could bring between six inches and a foot of snow to the area.

They expect snow to start falling just after midnight on Wednesday.

The height of the storm is expected to be during Wednesday's morning rush hour.

The City of New Bedford has already announced a city-wide parking ban, starting Tuesday.

For details, go to www.southeasternmassachusetts.abc6.com.

This same storm system has already caused big problems in the Southeast.

At least one person has died and stranded vehicles are everywhere.

The winter blast rolled across the South on Sunday, coating bridges and roads with snow, sleet and freezing rain and causing at least one death in Louisiana.

The governors of Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee declared emergencies and schools and colleges called off classes.

Atlanta got as much as three inches, a rarity for that city, where the world's busiest airport canceled thousands of flights.

We will continue to post updates.