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NH police warn drivers to stay off roads

February 10, 2017 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. -

The snow is piling up in New Hampshire.

The National Weather Service said Merrimack had 14 inches of snow Thursday afternoon. Manchester had 11 inches, and Concord had 7 inches with more snow on the way.

Hundreds of schools were closed for the day, and most flights at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport were canceled as the storm made its way through New Hampshire.

Gov. Chris Sununu took a ride in a plow truck before delivering his budget address to the Legislature. He said more than 500 plow trucks were working.

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He said the greatest concerns for those who must drive are whiteout conditions, wind gusts and deep snow.

A storm warning was in effect through 10 p.m. for all counties except Coos.

State police in New Hampshire are warning drivers to stay off the roads. In a tweet, they issued a warning about whiteout conditions across much of the state and asked the public to completely avoid driving if possible.