From New York to ME, a wicked winter storm is pounding the United States Northeast.
Very heavy snow is also falling in New England; in the coastal areas, there is more rain than snow. She said many trees that crashed into cars and homes and blocked streets during the last storm had yet to be removed.
At least one person died from the storm.
Snow from the storm is expected to be heaviest through the afternoon and evening hours on Wednesday, according to Dean.
That storm knocked out power to about 2 million customers.
Parts of NY and New England will continue to see snowfall at rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour into the overnight hours, forecasters said.
"At this point it's too early to say", said Jim Nodchey, a National Weather Service meteorologist in MA.
"It's kind of terrible", 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.
It was less than a week ago that a major storm brought damaging winds and flooding rain to much of the northeastern part of the United States.
The Metro-North Railroad, which serves parts of NY and CT, was operating on a reduced schedule. While snow continued to fall there overnight Thursday, it should be "completely out of the region" by morning, according to the weather service.
By late Wednesday afternoon, parts of northern New Jersey and CT and NY had recorded than 11 inches of snow, the National Weather Service reported. It will stay the longest over eastern New England, which will see manageable light snow as late as noon.
In Maine, Republican Gov. Paul LePage also closed state offices and encouraged residents to stay off roads "unless it is an absolute emergency".
From New York to ME, a wicked winter storm is pounding the United States Northeast for the second time in less than a week.
The storm packed gusts of 30 to 50 miles per hour - a far cry from the 90-mph gusts recorded during the weekend storm - but still damaging. Some 100,000 homes and businesses in the region remained without power on Wednesday.
The dense snow and strong winds downed trees and power lines on Wednesday, knocking power out in more than a million homes and homes and businesses across the Northeast, utility companies said. Warmer temperatures near the ground didn't help, either, said Faye Morrone, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton, New York.
In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf announced a state of emergency for several counties.
Philadelphia could get about 8 to 12 inches, according to snowfall estimates from the National Weather Service, with especially heavy snowfall possible through 7 p.m. City schools were closed Wednesday.
"Already observing an over 3-foot storm surge at Boston; obvious concern with onshore wind gusts upon a weakened, vulnerable shoreline", it tweeted.
The snowstorm also brought a rare phenomenon in some parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and NY, the weather service said.
"Thundersnow", as the phenomenon is known, is snow paired with lightning and resulting thunder.
About half of all scheduled flights were cancelled at the three major airports serving New York City, according to the tracking service FlightAware.
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