2nd winter storm hits U.S. east coast

09 March, 2018, 10:20 | Author: Jared Lewis
  • 2nd nor'easter rips through NY area; power outages persist

The storm will spread with varying degrees of intensity across the northeastern United States, from western Pennsylvania up into New England.

"The (third) storm will reach the southern Atlantic coast and may. reorganize, strengthen and turn northward", he said. She said many trees that crashed into cars and homes and blocked streets during the last storm had yet to be removed.

Around 2,700 flights were cancelled across the country on Wednesday, including several hundred flights from New York's three major airports. That would be good news for tens of millions of people still digging out from two nor'easters that forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and delayed many more.

The combination of strong winds and wet snow has brought down many trees and power lines.

About 19 million people, from CT to ME, remained under winter storm warnings and watches after a deadly "bomb cyclone" hit the area last week.

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There were no immediate reports of major coastal flooding from the latest storm. School districts and government offices from DE northward closed, and the governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania declared states of emergency.

New Jersey was walloped, with some communities reporting more than 14 inches.

An 88-year-old woman in the New York City suburb of Suffern was crushed to death by a tree that fell as she shoveled snow Wednesday, and a man died Thursday in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, when he apparently drove around cones warning motorists about a downed live wire and the vehicle caught fire.

Gusts could create "near-whiteout conditions" for commuters, the National Weather Service said. By Thursday morning, 36 inches had fallen in Woodford, Vt., 32 inches in Clarksburg, Mass., 31 inches in Kinnelon, N.J., and 28 inches in Warren, Ct.

However, the American model shows the storm moving much closer, potentially bringing another nor'easter near the coast.

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In the NY area, John F. Kennedy International Airport reported 467 cancellations as of 2 p.m. while LaGuardia reported 587 cancellations, according to the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey. Outages were also starting to roll in from Maine.

By Thursday morning, there were almost 800,000 customers without power from Pennsylvania to ME, according to area power companies. "Mother Nature can't keep us down".

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