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Some Bay Area flights impacted as nor'easter barrels through East Coast

Some Bay Area flights impacted as nor'easter barrels through East Coast

In the NY area, John F. Kennedy International Airport reported 467 cancellations as of 2 p.m. while LaGuardia reported 587 cancellations, according to the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey.

More than 400 flights - including at airports in New Jersey, New York, Boston and Philadelphia - were canceled within, into or out of the United States on Thursday, according to FlightAware.

Airlines canceled close to 2,400 flights in the USA on Wednesday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.

The storm unloaded snow at a rate of two or thre inches an hour, with some places in New Jersey, New York and CT getting well over a foot by Wednesday night.

The city has also issued a "Code Blue" warning, which requires that the city's Department of Homeless Services and the NYPD ensure homeless individuals have shelter when temperatures get colder.

Metro-North Railroad has reduced schedules on its lines in the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and to points west. The warmer air is able to hold more moisture, which brings heavier, wetter snow - and sleet - than the fluffy flakes that tend to fall in January.

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.

And in New York City, where 1,600 snowplows were waiting to be deployed, Mayor Bill de Blasio urged residents to take precautions.

"This system is expected to track slightly closer to the coast, resulting in more rain mixing-in near the immediate coast", she said Wednesday.

A PennDOT plow train pushes snow west bound in the 800 block of High Street in Pottstown during a snow heavy burst Wednesday afternoon. A rain and snow mix will remain in Boston for the overnight hours.

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In Pennsylvania, all commercial vehicles are banned from interstates 380 and 84, while empty straight trucks, double trailers and other types of commercial carriers have been ordered off several other major interstates including 78, 81 and 80.

But it still proved to be a headache for the tens of thousands of customers still in the dark from the earlier storm - and for the crews trying to restore power to them.

Between 10cm and 30cm of snow were forecast for New York City and the surrounding suburbs in New Jersey and CT through to today morning, with wind gusts creating 'near-whiteout conditions for commuters, the National Weather Service said yesterday.

The storm is expected to pack wind gusts of 30 to 50 miles per hour.

Officials urged people to stay off the roads, cbsnews.com reported.

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.

NY is set for the heaviest snowfall from about 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. or 7 p.m., said Carolan, who provides forecasts for Bloomberg radio.

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. All were expected to survive.

Malland says the woman felt tingling but didn't lose consciousness and wasn't knocked to the ground. She was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Officials advised homeowners to be careful while shoveling, saying the weight of it has been known cause heart attacks.


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