More than 110000 without power in Pennsylvania after storm

More than 110000 without power in Pennsylvania after storm

Almost 1 million homes and businesses remained without power Thursday as the second powerful winter storm in a week roared out of the Northeast - while forecasters warned a third could be just days away. Up to 18 inches were possible in northern New England.

About 38 million people from New Jersey to ME were under winter storm warnings and watches, just days after last weekend's deadly "bomb cyclone". As many as 2 million people were left without power, some some of whom only got it back Tuesday. That would mean more trouble for the Northeast. In last week's storm, the strongest of the winds coincided with the full moon and spring tides.

In New York state, Sloatsburg topped the list of most snowfall Wednesday night, with 26 inches within 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service.

"It's kind of very 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.

Snow still was falling Thursday in places including Vermont, where storm warnings were in effect until the evening.

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

Ten people were taken to hospitals with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning after running a generator inside a home in North White Plains, New York, police 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.

By Wednesday evening, the storm dumped snow at a rate of 2 or 3 inches and hour, with some places in New Jersey, New York and CT getting up to 16 inches so far. It will stay the longest over eastern New England, which will see manageable light snow as late as noon.

Officials in at least two states banned big rigs from major highways and warned other drivers to stay off the roads as the storm ramps up.

According to media reports, New York City was set to receive 8 to 12 inches of snowfall.

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The wet, heavy snow and high winds that bashed much of the region Wednesday and Thursday knocked down trees and toppled power lines.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported that more than 345,000 customers across the state were without power as of 9 a.m.

The storm is expected to pack wind gusts of 30 to 50 miles per hour. While a far cry from the 90-mph gusts recorded during theweekend storm, they could impede efforts to restore power in the region.

In Wells, Maine, the Maine Diner remained open even though much of the town was without power after the storm dumped a foot-and-a-half of snow.

About 3,000 flights were canceled Wednesday according to FlightAware.

Up to 60cm (2ft) of snow has accumulated in inland parts of the two states along with neighboring New York, Connecticut and MA.

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

This storm, which is the second nor'easter within a week, is bringing rain and snow to the Northeast through the end of the week, the National Weather Service said. "We will hold utility companies accountable to the people of New Jersey".

If you think you heard thunder as the snow was coming down, you probably did.

Amtrak rail system cancelled several trains normally scheduled to run between Washington and Boston.

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