National Weather Service forecasters say the storm doesn't have the destructive power of Sandy — which killed more than 110 in the U.S., cut power to 8.5 million homes and flooded the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey coast. But it's still dangerous, threatening potential storm surges to coastal areas recovering from Sandy's flooding onslaught.
New York and New Jersey airports had already canceled more than 1,700 flights through today, causing a ripple of travel disruptions around the country.
More power disruptions were feared in New York City, where about 350,000 remain without electricity. Strong wind gusts prompted the halt of construction work in the city — which also closed parks because of the threat to falling trees.
Up to 5.5 inches of snow blanketed parts of New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and Connecticut by Wednesday night.
Voice of Russia, USA Today