N.H. House session canceled due to expected snowstorm
Today’s New Hampshire House session has been canceled due to a winter storm that’s threatening to drop a foot or more of wet, heavy snow on parts of the state.
The House had been scheduled to meet today to vote on a proposed 15-cent increase in the gas tax, a proposed 24-hour waiting period for abortions and other bills.
But Speaker Terie Norelli, a Portsmouth Democrat, canceled the session “as a result of safety concerns stemming from forecasts calling for heavy snow and power outages,” according to a news release last night. The National Weather Service yesterday issued a winter storm warning for the region, forecasting 8 to 12 inches of snow in central New Hampshire. The state police warned 6 to 14 inches could fall today, with the heaviest snowfall in central and southern New Hampshire.
The full House will meet next Wednesday, and House committees will meet as scheduled tomorrow. The Senate is on vacation this week and will meet again next Thursday.