Winter storm updates: Thundersnow, NYC flights canceled, thousands without power


Meteorologists had earlier forecast that New York City would be hit with from 6 to 10 inches of snow.

NY is expected to receive up to 10 inches of snow and Philadelphia is forecast to see 3 inches to 6 inches. Thundersnow is also a possibility.

Travel is expected to be hard, if not impossible, especially for the Wednesday evening commute. "It will not be a fun time to be out on the road".

New Jersey Transit has suspended all bus service, while trains continue to run on an abbreviated schedule.

Transportation woes have spread to the wider world as well. More than 2,600 flights have been canceled Wednesday. Another 334 have been scrubbed for Thursday.

Amtrak has also modified some of its services between Washington and Boston.

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More than 50 million people from Maryland to ME are under winter storm warnings and watches, just days after last weekend's deadly "bomb cyclone". At the height of the storm, more than 2 million homes and businesses were without electricity. Damages from the storm may exceed more than $1 billion in insured losses, according to Jonathan Adams and Derek Han, Bloomberg Intelligence analysts.

The latest system comes on the cusp of spring, which begins March 20.

A leftover snow shower or two in the evening; otherwise, mostly cloudy and brisk.

Metro-North's Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines, which connect the city to its northern suburbs and CT, were suspended Wednesday night due to downed trees. Ferry service was suspended. Snowfall may turn to wintry rain in some areas, depending on how much of the storm stays out at sea.

This new storm will arrive just days after Friday's powerful nor'easter ripped through the Northeast with strong winds and heavy rain.

With another major nor'easter on the way, and questions lingering about the precise storm track, weather forecasters all across the region have been revising their snowfall projections during the past few days - up in some areas of New Jersey and NY, and down in others.

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Snowfall of 5 to 9 inches is forecast for some places, with up to a foot in isolated areas.

The Sanitation Department says 1,600 plows and almost 700 spreaders will be making their way around the city for snow removal. The state of emergency is effective at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Thursday should see partly sunny and breezy conditions with temperatures around 42 degrees. That should help with cleanup.

Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency as New Jersey braces for a coastal storm.

Utility workers took advantage of milder temperatures and sunshine Tuesday in their scramble to restore power to thousands of customers around the Northeast, as another snowy, blowy nor'easter threatened a new round of outages.

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