PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a nor’easter hitting the East Coast (all times local):
The latest nor’easter to hit the East Coast is already causing some travel headaches.
Hundreds of flights across the region had been cancelled even before the snow started falling Wednesday due to the dire weather forecasts. And more cancellations are expected as conditions deteriorate during the day.
The morning commute was going smoothly in most areas Wednesday, as the storm had not yet kicked in to gear in most spots. But motorists are being urged to avoid travel if possible so crews can treat and clear roadways as needed.
Amtrak canceled some train service Wednesday, and commuter rail trains in Philadelphia are operating on a weekend schedule.
A wintry mix of snow and rain is falling along the East Coast as another nor’easter takes aim at the region.
The new storm is expected to drop more than a foot of snow in some interior areas on Wednesday. Pennsylvania’s Poconos Mountains and parts of Massachusetts could see up to 18 inches.
This comes just days after another storm knocked out power to millions, some of whom are still waiting to have their service restored.
A slight consolation is that the storm is not expected to bring the coastal flooding like the one last week. Some coastal New England and New Jersey communities are still feeling the effects of that storm.
Another nor’easter is threatening communities up and down the East Coast, closing schools and city offices and causing outage concerns for utility customers still trying to bounce back from last week’s storm.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that stretched from eastern Pennsylvania to most of New England, from late Tuesday night into Thursday morning.
Heavy, wet snow and gusting winds could take down trees and snap power lines already weakened from last week’s storm.
More than a foot of snow is forecast for some interior areas. Pennsylvania’s Poconos Mountains and parts of western Massachusetts could see up to 18 inches.
Damaging winds are in the forecast with gusts of up to 60 mph at Cape Cod and 45 mph at the Jersey shore.