Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Snowy nor'easter brings threat of more power problems

Snowy nor'easter brings threat of more power problems

Five to 7 inches fell near Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, at rates of almost 2 inches per hour in the late morning, the National Weather Service reported.

Another nor'easter is threatening communities up and down the East Coast, closing schools and city offices and causing outage concerns for utility customers still trying to bounce back from last week's storm.

The novel phenomenon of "thundersnow" rattled New Yorkers and others on the USA east coast on Wednesday as they hunkered down working from home or braced for the evening commute through a near white-out as the second "nor'easter" storm in a week blew heavy, wet snow into the region.

In New England, Interstate 95 could be a key dividing line, with points west due to get as much as 2 feet of snow, and points east getting rain and lower amounts of snow, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.

"I'm not looking forward to another round of this, but it is what it is", Chris Martin said as he prepared to leave his Toms River, New Jersey, home and head to work at an information technology firm in Philadelphia. Forecasts are predicting a second major winter storm in less than a week to hit the Northeast United States.

Martin had already arranged to stay in Philadelphia overnight, preferring not to take a chance with the expected treacherous road conditions. More than 90,000 homes and businesses remained without power Wednesday, mostly in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and NY.

The new storm is expected to drop more than a foot of snow in some interior areas on Wednesday.

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Tractor-trailers have been banned on the New York State Thruway from the Syracuse area to New York City.

A wintry mix of snow and rain is falling along the East Coast as another nor'easter takes aim at the region. Some parts are expected to get 18 inches of snow or more; the Catskills region could see 20 inches by Thursday.

Amtrak canceled some train service Wednesday, and regional rail trains in Philadelphia will be operating on a weekend schedule.

The governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania declared states of emergency, giving them access to support from the US government if needed. Snow clouds on Wednesday were throwing out the snow at up to three inches an hour.

A slight consolation is that the storm is not expected to bring the coastal flooding like the one last week.

The strongest winds, with gusts from 40 to 60 miles per hour at time, from the storm are expected near and just inland from the immediate Northeast coastline from the Jersey Shore and Long Island to coastal New England, the Weather Channel said.

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