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.
Power had just been restored on the North Shore of Long Island when the nor’easter knocked it out all over again Wednesday night.
In areas like Roslyn Estates, wires still dangled dangerously and homes were getting colder as a nor’easter bore down on the Tri-State Area on Wednesday, but the utility company said that many people would have to wait longer.
The sight of a working traffic signal and a few lights was a big lift Wednesday evening, but in Broad Channel, Queens, but residents found the nor’easter to be a cold slap in the face from Mother Nature.
On Long Island Wednesday, residents still slammed by Superstorm Sandy were suffering a second round of misery as the Nor’easter clobbered the area with snow.
Heavy, blowing snow was clobbering the northern suburbs Wednesday afternoon, hitting communities where thousands of people remained in the dark from Superstorm Sandy last week.
The ten-gallon gas limit for those filling up in Yonkers has been lifted.
Some New Jersey families were on the verge of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel Tuesday night after eight days without power.
Weather experts say a nor’easter that threatens to complicate Superstorm Sandy cleanup efforts on Wednesday now looks like it will be weaker than expected.
With a nor’easter forecast to sock coastal communities especially hard, the Brick Township Office of Emergency Management has issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents in low-lying waterfront areas of town.