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Second Batch of Spring Snow Blankets Northeast, Spoiling Opening Day

Another Batch of Spring Snow Blankets Northeast U.S. 1:54

More than 2 million Americans were under winter weather advisories Monday, dealing with a second helping of spring snow icy wind as crews worked to dig out from the weekend's deadly storm.

By Monday afternoon, more than half a foot of snow had fallen in parts of New York, in addition to as much as 5 inches in parts of Massachusetts.

The bad weather across the region postponed the New York Yankees' Opening Day game against the Houston Astros and the Cleveland Indians' opener against the Boston Red Sox. And the Baltimore Orioles' opener against the Minnesota Twins was on hold as officials waited to see whether the weather would cooperate.

Folks who'd already put away their snow gear had to dig it back out so they could dig out of the snow.

"I had to look for my gloves, and you kind of expect it, but after this winter, I thought it was too late for snow at this point," Richard Alber of Deerfield, Massachusetts, which got almost 3 inches of new snow, told NBC station WWLP of Springfield.

In Minerva, New York, about 75 miles north of Albany, 20 of the 39 people on a Trailways bus were injured when it overturned Monday morning along Route 28N, where heavy snow was falling at the time, New York State Police said.

IMAGE: New York bus crash
Heavy snow was falling when a Trailways bus transporting dozens of college students overturned Monday in Minerva, New York. New York State Police

Four of the passengers on the bus, which was carrying college students to New York City after a leadership retreat in the town of Newcomb, were treated for significant but not life-threatening injuries, police said, while the others were treated for minor injuries.

The new blast came as parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island were trying to dig out from a half-foot of snow on Sunday. The National Weather Service said Monday that an early spring Arctic air mass was expected to drop temperatures as much as 25 degrees below normal for early April in the Great Lakes and the Northeast into Tuesday.

The deadly winds that lashed the Midwest and the Northeast over the weekend left two people dead and injured at least nine others as trees, houses and signs succumbed to the gusts.

A Massachusetts couple killed when a tree fell on their car was identified by Abington police Sunday night as Manuela Teixeira, 51, and Franklin Teixeira, 49. Abington Fire Chief John Nutall said the tree that crushed their car appeared to be rotted at the base, making it vulnerable against winds that topped 60 mph.

The couple had one son and owned a Dunkin Donuts, according to NBC station WHDH of Boston. "They are two of the most generous, sweet, caring people you'll ever meet," former employee Stephanie Roy told the station. "They treat their employees like gold."

The snow is expected to turn to rain by evening, the National Weather Service said. Still, below-average cold is expected to persist through the end of week.

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