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Winter Storm Batters Devastated US Northeast

A pedestrian walks into the wind and snow in the financial district, in New York, November 7, 2012.
A pedestrian walks into the wind and snow in the financial district, in New York, November 7, 2012.
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A winter-like storm is making life miserable Thursday for residents in parts of the northeastern United States, who still have not recovered from superstorm Sandy.

While not as strong as Sandy, this storm, called a "nor'easter," brought heavy ice-cold rain and strong winds up to 97 kilometers an hour to the coast and thick wet snow farther inland.

As much as 17 centimeters of snow had been expected across New York City and New Jersey, and further north into Connecticut. 

Utility companies in New York state and New Jersey say as many as 650,000 customers lost power, including many who just had their power restored after being in the dark since Sandy struck the area last week. 

The new storm also disrupted commuter train service near New York City and grounded flights.

With two major storms battering his state in the last two weeks, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joked Wednesday that he was now waiting for "locusts and pestilence," a reference to two Biblical plagues.

But forecasters are predicting the end of the week will be sunny and much warmer with temperatures in New York reaching 16 degrees Celsius by Sunday.

Superstorm Sandy killed more than 100 people in the United States and caused up to $50 billion in damages.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.
 

  • The fire-scorched landscape of Breezy Point in New York, which was devastated during Superstorm Sandy when a fire pushed by the raging winds destroyed many homes, is seen after a Nor'easter snow, November 8, 2012.
  • A tree destroyed by Superstorm Sandy is seen covered in snow in Manhasset, New York, November 8, 2012.
  • A pile of garbage in the street is covered with snow in the New Dorp section of Staten Island, New York, November 8, 2012.
  • A Con Edison emergency vehicle crashes into a barricade after a nor'easter storm in New York, November 8, 2012.
  • Workers shovel snow from Queens Blvd. during a snow storm, November 7, 2012, in New York.
  • Travelers look at a monitor displaying cancelled flights in New York's LaGuardia airport, November 7, 2012.
  • A victim of Hurricane Sandy receives a meal from an American Red Cross Disaster Relief truck during a nor'easter, also known as a northeaster storm, in the Red Hook Neighborhood of New York, November 7, 2012.
  • A couple stands in a bus shelter during a snowfall in Dover Township, New Jersey, November 7, 2012, as the region pounded by Superstorm Sandy last week is hit by a Nor'Easter.
  • Volunteer Karina Ayubi, left, and National Guardsman Brandon Kyle distribute blankets donated by the American Red Cross to residents without power as a Nor'easter approaches in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, in Little Ferry, New Jersey, November 7, 2012.
  • A woman struggles with her umbrella in the wind and snow in New York, November 7, 2012.
  • Waves crash into a seawall and buildings along the coast in Hull, Massachusetts, November 7, 2012.



 

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