A nor' easter may have spared New York City and Philadelphia but it heavily hit other parts of the region Tuesday with heavy snow and high winds.
The storm has disrupted travel and daily life, with almost 8,700 US flights canceled between Monday and Wednesday while thousands of schools were closed at the same period. Connecticut banned highway travel for several hours Tuesday, and some major regional rail traffic was in total chaos. At least three weather-caused deaths were reported.
According to Fox 2 Now, a blizzard warning was issued for parts of Pennsylvania, upstate New York and many parts of New England. Winter storm warnings and watches have been lifted over a region covering from Ohio and West Virginia into Maine.
"Local and state authorities warned residents to be prepared and to avoid unnecessary travel as winds in some coastal areas could hit 50 mph to 60 mph, reducing visibility to zero. More than 20 inches of snow have been confirmed in parts of upstate New York, and similar amounts could drop in northeastern Pennsylvania and parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, as the storm moved north into New England, weather models showed." The report added.
Commuter buses in Pennsylvania and New York canceled service in advance of the storm. Along the New Jersey coast, strong winds can be seen pushed ocean water into neighborhoods, resulting in coastal flooding and beach erosion.
However, parts of southern New Jersey saw as little as 2.3 inches of snow. As much as 20 inches was recorded in the northwestern part. The storm had subsided enough for Gov. Chris Christie to lift New Jersey's state of emergency.
The governor said the storm has been "a tale of three storms," calling out its impact on different regions of the state. Parts of southern New Jersey saw as little as 2.3 inches of snow. As much as 20 inches was recorded in the northwestern part.