Nor'easter Brings Snow, Powerful Winds, Hazardous Conditions To Tri-State

A nor'easter buried much of the Tri-State beneath its heaviest snowfall in years Thursday morning, bringing down trees, branches and power lines with powerful gusts in some areas.

The most severe conditions lasted more than 12 hours. Most towns got at least 6 inches of snow, while about 10 inches was measured in Central Park. Roadways throughout the area were covered with ice and thousands were without power.

NJ Transit suspended both bus and train service and the MTA and Amtrak reported significant delays on many commuter rail lines. Service was expected to resume later in the day. You can get further updates on local transit here.

Travel conditions were hazardous Thursday morning and expected to remain that way for most of the day, on account of ice, slush and snow drifts piling up on roadways.

Forecasters warned of powerful winds, especially in coastal areas. Gusts topped out at 70 mph on Long Island and over 60 mph in several Jersey Shore towns. Coastal flooding was also a threat.

At one point early Thursday, around 10,000 people were without power, mostly in Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester counties and in central/southern New Jersey.

NYC got more snow in 12 hours than it had all year.

Lingering snow was expected to taper off by Thursday afternoon, but conditions will remain windy and cold all day with highs in the 30s. Wind chills are expected to make it feel as much as 20 degrees colder.

Winter storm warnings remain in effect for most of the region through the afternoon.

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