The storm is expected to hit the region late Tuesday and stretch into Wednesday.
After several hours of flurries, the region was seeing heavy snowfall in some areas Thursday night. In Westchester County, plows were hitting the streets. Along the Jersey Shore, streets were inundated with rising waters.
Long Island is under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday.
However, the governor did say evening and midnight shift employees should report to work as normal on Friday.
There was still no light Friday night for hundreds of thousands of Long Island homes. About 150,000 frustrated Long Island Power Authority customers said the company was giving them the run-around and they want to know why.
After the one-two punch of Superstorm Sandy and the nor’easter, many homeowners are on the hunt for supplies and repair work. But some customers complained that vendors are showing no pity — and unreasonably raised their prices.
CEO Kevin Burke said despite the long-winded and widespread outages due to the double-punch of Sandy and the nor’easter, the company will still go ahead with a petition to the Public Service Commission to raise rates.
For those on Long Island without power since Sandy struck, there is word from the Long Island Power Authority that they won’t want to hear.
The snow, on top of destruction already caused by Superstorm Sandy, left residents who thought they found some relief back at square one. Can you imagine losing your power … again?!
Wednesday’s nor’easter brought down power lines and utility poles in parts of the town and people were left shoveling snow following a miserable week of dealing with Sandy’s aftermath.
Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday’s nor’easter only caused a slight setback to the recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy, adding he expects power to be restored to almost everyone in the state by this weekend.
The nor’easter, as promised, brought gusting winds, rain and snow and plunged households that waited for days without power because of Sandy back into darkness in temperatures near freezing.
Modified service resumed Thursday morning after trains out of Penn Station were cancelled Wednesday night.
With starters Rafa Marquez and Tim Cahill nursing calf injuries, Red Bulls coach Hans Backe wasn’t keen on playing a game with snow covering the field.
The storm dropped 3.9 inches of snow in Central Park as of 11 p.m. Wednesday night. In fact, this storm was on track to be the biggest snowstorm on record in October or November. The previous record in Central Park for those months was 4.4 inches in November of 1989.