Major Snow Storm Hits Tri-State Area

posted by Terry Trahim -

The storm has passed, but its effects are still being felt in a big way.

About 300,000 people throughout the tri-state area are without power and mass transit is a mess.  The roads also remain incredibly slippery after more than 20 inches of snow fell on areas away from New York City.

The storm has resulted in big changes for mass transit.  NJ Transit and Metro North were both forced to suspend service on several lines on Thursday morning, while service was changed on other lines.  The Long Island Railroad is operating normally and NJ Transit bus service resumed at 4 a.m. after being suspended on Wednesday afternoon.

The power outages really piled up overnight.  JCP&L had more than 140,000 customers in the dark, as of 6 a.m.  PSE&G in New Jersey reported 92,000 outages and PSE&G in Long Island had 27,000 impacted customers.  Con Edison had nearly 30,000 customers without service.

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey reported 24 inches of snow, while North Caldwell, New Jersey received 23 inches.  Orange County topped out at 26 inches and New Fairfield, Connecticut saw 26.8 inches of snowfall.  Central Park is reporting 3.2 inches.

About 2,000 flights were cancelled on Wednesday.

Photo Credit:  Getty Images



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