Snowstorm hits U.S. Northeast

Snowstorm hits U.S. Northeast

WASHINGTON:The second winter storm within a week crept into New York and surrounding States, with forecasters predicting intensifying Snowfall that could snarl the evening rush hour as thousands remained without Power from the last Nor'easter.

Between 8 and 12 inches of wet, heavy Snow, some of it accompanied by thunder and lightning, were forecast for New York city and the surrounding suburbs in New Jersey and Connecticut through to Thursday Morning. 

The National Weather service said wind gusts could create "Near-Whiteout conditions" for Commuters.

The Service bumped up its Snowfall Estimates on Wednesday Morning, with up to 2 feet expected in some inland parts of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The Storm will spread with varying degrees of intensity across the Northeast, from Western Pennsylvania up into New England, and Officials took Precautions.

Around half of all scheduled flights were canceled at the three major Airports serving New York City.

Snow plows worked to keep the streets clear and about 100,000 homes and businesses in the region remained without Power on Wednesday. APP/AFP