Powerful Nor’easter to Bring Heavy Snow and Wind Along with Flight Cancellations and Hazardous Travel Conditions

By Anna Breuer on 6 March 2018
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DSC_0798The second nor’easter in less than a week is heading east and could drop a foot or more of snow on wide swaths of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, once again leaving thousands of travelers stranded and thousands of homes without power.

The storm comes a mere five days after a nor’easter with high winds and heavy snow battered the region, killing eight people including two children and leaving 2.7 million without electricity.

Forecasters warned that their projections were still preliminary as late as Tuesday evening, and that total snowfall could vary as the storm has started to track farther west than earlier forecasts had predicted.

The storm is expected to hit the Mid-Atlantic region as early as Tuesday evening and grow in strength as it travels up the I-95 corridor towards New England

Over 1,700 flights originally scheduled for Wednesday have already been cancelled by 11 p.m. EST Tuesday according to FlightStats, a flight-tracking service. In the New York metropolitan area, over 600 flights have been cancelled and airlines are offering fee-waivers to those passengers who wish to delay or cancel travel due to the weather.

Amtrak said it had already cancelled a number of Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and Empire Service trains in the region, while Metro North, one of two major commuter railroads in the New York City area, said it would operate fewer trains on Wednesday.

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