Nor’easter slamming East Coast with heavy rain, strong winds

Astrid Fernandez gives her daughter Hailie a ride through the rain on the way to school, Friday, March 2, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Rain and high winds are expected Friday in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

BOSTON — A major nor’easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain, intermittent snow and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to Maine braced for coastal flooding.