Philadelphia could also get about 4 to 6 inches of snow, according to the NWS' snowfall estimates, which advised against unnecessary travel after 7 a.m. City schools will be closed Wednesday, and all after-school activities canceled.
Very heavy snow is now pummeling Philadelphia and New York City.
Fifty-one percent of flights scheduled to depart from Newark today have been canceled, according to stats calculated by FlightAware.
Very heavy snow is also falling in New England; in the coastal areas there is more rain than snow.
Some suburban areas more inland of the Northeast cities could see up to 2 feet of snow. Four to eight inches of snow are expected, with higher totals north of Providence. A band of heavy snow will probably develop as the storm moves up the East Coast, providing "a primary conveyor belt" into NY, he said. West Milford, N.J., reported 16 inches.
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At least 133,827 customers were without power from Maryland to MA, some still waiting for the lights to come back on after last week's storm, according to a survey of utility and state websites.
NY put 700 salt spreaders and 1,560 plows in action to keep city streets clear. Conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day and into Thursday morning, meaning more cancellations and delays are likely to follow.
Utility workers took advantage of milder temperatures and sunshine Tuesday in their scramble to restore electricity to thousands of customers around the Northeast.
"At this moment, we are still-in a lot of parts of the city-just rain and a little bit of sleet but nothing that has fully become snow... the storm is certainly arriving later than some of the early projections previously", de Blasio continued.
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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.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf had announced a state of emergency for several counties in preparation for the storm.
Snowfall rates are expected to tick up to one or two inches per hour, and at least six inches are expected in New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, eastern Pennsylvania, and eastern NY by the end of the storm.
Wind gusts could reach 30-50 miles per hour Wednesday evening from New York City to Boston. "Additionally, we are working with tree removal companies to proactively remove limbs and branches that are close to the right of way".
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Capt. Todd Malland of the Manchester Township police department said the woman was holding an umbrella while on bus duty outside the Manchester Middle School around 2:30 p.m. when the strike occurred. All were expected to survive.
The National Weather Service urged people to stay off the roads to allow emergency and road crews to do their jobs, as some areas will get as much as 2 to 3 inches of snow an hour.
Malland says the woman felt tingling but didn't lose consciousness and wasn't knocked to the ground.
The Amtrak passenger train service canceled some Wednesday trains between Washington and Boston, as well as some services in Pennsylvania and other parts of the Northeast.
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