Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
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Snow increases as storm hits U.S. northeast

Snow increases as storm hits U.S. northeast

A fresh storm system could bring snow and wind from the Mid-Atlantic to New England on Sunday and Monday, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said.

The storm's path also held down snow totals in New York City, Carolan said.

The storm came on the heels of another nor'easter that also snarled travel and left more than 2 million customers in the dark.

Snow from the storm is expected to be heaviest through the afternoon and evening hours on Wednesday, according to Dean.

"Customers who are still without power for days are rightfully frustrated", said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

The storm spread with varying degrees of intensity across the north-east, from western Pennsylvania up into New England, the service said.

"It's kind of bad", said New York University student Alessa Raiford, who put two layers of clothing on a pug named Jengo before taking him for a walk in slushy, sloppy Manhattan, where rain gave way to wet snow in the afternoon.

"Minor to moderate flooding; inundation of low-lying areas, especially where coast was compromised with last storm; overwash, beach erosion also expected", it tweeted.

In New Rochelle, New York, resident Nicole Davis said she hasn't had power since last Friday. While snow continued to fall there overnight Thursday, it should be "completely out of the region" by morning, according to the weather service.

New York City's Metro-North commuter railroad suspended service on lines connecting the city to its northern suburbs and CT because of downed trees. It will stay the longest over eastern New England, which will see manageable light snow as late as noon.

The Republican is also asking residents to stay off the roads if possible.

The nor'easter that arrived Wednesday delivered a few inches of snow to parts of DE and Maryland, and dumped 26 inches in Sloatsburg, N.Y., within a 24-hour period.

A fierce winter storm pummeled the Northeast Thursday, dumping more than 3 feet of snow in isolated areas and derailing a commuter train in MA.

By Thursday morning, there were almost 800,000 customers without power from Pennsylvania to ME, according to area power companies.

Wind gusts up to 60 mph were forecast on Cape Cod, 45 mph at the Jersey shore and 30 mph around suburban Philadelphia.

Some 900,000 homes are already without power and this figure is likely to rise as the storm continues to develop.

The National Weather Service explained that it infrequently occurs during a fierce snowstorm in a similar way to a thunderstorm with rain.

In Pennsylvania, all commercial vehicles are banned from interstates 380 and 84, while empty straight trucks, double trailers and other types of commercial carriers have been ordered off several other major interstates including 78, 81 and 80.

Two to three feet of snow fell from New Jersey to New England as the major nor'easter swept across the Northeast on Wednesday and it is continuing to bring heavy snow to parts of northern New England.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo deployed 400 National Guard troops to conduct wellness checks and assist with storm recovery.

The snowstorm came with a rare accompaniment of lightning in some parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and NY, the weather service said. Known as "thundersnow", it's snow paired with lightning and resulting thunder.

Passenger railroad service Amtrak suspended service between New York City and Boston until at least 10 a.m. (1500 GMT) Thursday.

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