More than 3000 flights canceled as spring nor'easter slams Northeast

More than 3000 flights canceled as spring nor'easter slams Northeast

Shutting New York City schools Wednesday meant the district's administration of free SAT tests in high schools was postponed a month. Among the results of that storm was a reunion held every few years at the Becker farm and sawmill north of Garrison, where several travelers spent a couple of days while waiting for snow plows to clear the roads.

New Yorkers should expect a sloppy commute as the "the last gasp" of a nor'easter that dumped more than a foot in parts of the city heads out to sea. The bulk of the unsafe, wind-driven snow and sleet walloped New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and parts of eastern Pennsylvania before heading off to Nantucket early Thursday.

"We'll just continue the thaw and the melt and hopefully we'll get rid of this white stuff and spring can come", meteorologist Adrienne Leptich said with a laugh from the service's Upton office.

By Saturday morning, heavy snow will stretch from Minnesota to Kentucky.

"Snow will overspread the region early Wednesday and will be heaviest late Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night before tapering off Thursday morning", the National Weather Service said.

Metro-North has already announced reduced service on Wednesday due to the storm. The precipitation will start out as rain or a rain/snow mix but quickly change over to moderate, and at times, heavy snow.

The storm dropped about 8 to 12 inches of snow overall in central areas, while some eastern areas saw up to 16 inches.

Many customers in Westchester are still frustrated with the delayed response to power outages after those storms downed trees and power lines.

Murphy had also declared a state of emergency Tuesday night ahead of the storm.

4,400 Flights within, to or from the United States that were scrapped, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

On the ground, Amtrak scaled back service on the Northeast corridor and some states banned certain types of trucks from major highways. Philadelphia, Washington and NY received a bit of a wintery mix. On New York's Long Island, Newsday reported that a woman was killed and five people were injured when a van overturned on a parkway. "It will be a dusting over the mountains and, more likely, the farther south you are the warmer it will be and the better weather you'll get".

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