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Northeast Tries To Dig Out, Power Up After Latest Storm

Northeast Tries To Dig Out, Power Up After Latest Storm Northeast Tries To Dig Out, Power Up After Latest Storm
Melinda Barton | 10 March, 2018, 14:44

Over 3,000 flights were canceled on Wednesday and more than 350,000 customers, including at least 154,000 in NY alone, were left without power as the brutal storm unleashed heavy snow, rain and gusty winds across on the area.

The National Weather Service said travel is not recommended Wednesday and urged people to stay off the roads to allow emergency crews and clean-up crews to do their jobs.

Up to 45 centimeters (18 inches) of snow could fall on northern New England, according to the National Weather Service.

Following nearly a foot of snow in some places from the second Nor'easter in just six days, those experiencing fatigue from the Curse of Punxsutawney Phil might find some respite with the latest news regarding a third storm being tracked heading into the weekend.

If the storm does track closer to the South, it could bring snow to areas like St. Louis and Tennessee on Sunday, as well as snow to Washington D.C., New York, Boston, and ME by Monday afternoon.

New York City could see 4 to 8 inches of snow, but public schools will be open, officials said. Hundreds of flights were canceled ahead of the storm and railroads announced service changes.

Now, Davis said she's very concerned the new storm will delay attempts to restore the electricity.

The storm could bring heavy, wet snow and coastal flooding to the northern mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, possibly resulting in power outages and unsafe commutes Wednesday. Some areas will get as much as 2-3 inches an hour.

A snow shower can't be ruled out in the Poconos on Thursday, and for any of us Thursday night and Friday morning as a weak disturbance pivots through the area, but no accumulation is expected.

Northeast Tries To Dig Out, Power Up After Latest Storm

We will continue to monitor the storm as it develops and keep you posted on the chances for another round of wintry weather. Many schools and businesses remained closed Thursday as the cleanup continued.

Last Friday's storm left more than a million people without power and at least nine dead. Butler, New Jersey, got 22 inches, Sloatsburg, New York, 23 inches and Newtown, Connecticut, 14 inches.

The snowstorm came with a rare accompaniment of lightning in some parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and NY, the weather service said.

Winds and snow brought down plenty of power lines, piling on to the crippling outages remaining from last weekend.

"Thundersnow", as the phenomenon is known, is snow paired with lightning and resulting thunder.

More than 1,400 flights in and out of the region's three major airports have been canceled Wednesday, according to the air travel tracking service FlightAware.

Winds along the coast gusted over 50 miles per hour, but winds diminished the farther inland you traveled, with gusts of only around 20 to 30 miles per hour, more so in New Jersey and less over Pennsylvania.

Amtrak suspended or reduced some service in affected areas.