Meanwhile, the storm has been disrupting road and air travel. Newsday reported that the storm knocked out power to more than 6,000 homes and businesses on Long Island, and forecasters said the island's East End could get up to a foot of snow.
The National Weather Service says Deerfield received almost 29 inches and Middleton received 28 inches in New Hampshire.
Joe Rotella ducked into a train station as he tried to find his way to a hotel that's hosting a convention where he's speaking.
"As a visitor to Boston, I've been looking forward to this for months, and this is kind of an adventure for me", the Louisville, Kentucky, man said. A mountain Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Wednesday morning, and after a brief easing of the storm, another strong storm moves through late Thursday into early Saturday, As a result, another Winter Storm Warning goes into effect for the mountains over that same time period.
Wind gusts near 70 miles per hour were reported on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The storm, qualified as a "bomb cyclone", punished MA and Rhode Island particularly hard.
The blustery weather in the Northeast forced the cancellations of over 1,400 flights and Amtrak has suspended service between Boston and New York City. "We would just use more candles". Gov. Gina Raimondo urged residents to stay off the roads and let the plows and work crews do their jobs.
"I love a good snowstorm, but I'm ready, I'm all done", he told WCVB-TV.
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Not everyone complained. Andrew Gesler, who was walking in Portland with his son in a stroller and his dog alongside, said he was happy to see another big storm.
The National Weather Service said Derry, New Hampshire, got 25 inches, while Burrillville, Rhode Island, and Kezar Falls, Maine, both got 20 inches.
"I feel that we haven't really seen this type of storm since 2015", Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said at a Monday night news conference.
ME also braced for a hard hit.
High winds and blowing snow led meteorologists to categorise the storm as a blizzard in parts of New England, including Boston. An additional 12 to 18 inches is expected, said James Brown, of the National Weather Service.
A New Jersey township has cancelled spring break and will have students attending classes until the last week of June due to a torrent of snow days from the multiple winter storms that hit the state.
There are six public schools in Vernon and more than 3,000 enrolled students.