Northeastern US hit by second major storm in a week

No power but plenty of snow as northeast US gets slammed

No power but plenty of snow as northeast US gets slammed

Up to 2 feet (60 cm) of snow was expected in some inland parts of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and MA and 18 inches was possible in Maine.

"As it moves, snow will occur north and west of the low".

The Mount Snow ski area in Dover, Vermont, received 31 inches of snow by Thursday morning with more still falling. A 33-year-old eighth-grade teacher in Manchester Township, N.J., suffered non-life-threatening injuries when she was struck by lightning while holding an umbrella outside her school.

Police say she was removed from under the tree and taken to the hospital, where she later died.

Up to a foot of snow is expected to fall on New York City and surrounding New Jersey and CT suburbs, with up to two feet further inland, and wind gusts could create "near-whiteout conditions" for travelers, the National Weather Service said.

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Still, the storm was less severe than last weekend's "bomb cyclone", which left at least six people dead.

All schools were closed in Philadelphia, while other schools across the region had already canceled classes or shortened the school day ahead of the storm. Robert Winter, 63, threatened to kidnap a utility company employee and blow up a substation, according to police in Vernon.

But it still proved to be a headache for the tens of thousands of customers still in the dark from the earlier storm - and for the crews trying to restore power to them.

PECO, Pennsylvania's largest electric utility, reported 120,000 outages by evening, about 6,000 of which were left over from last week.

About 3,000 flights were canceled Wednesday according to FlightAware. Butler, New Jersey, got 22 inches, Sloatsburg, New York, 23 inches and Newtown, Connecticut, 14 inches. "If warranted, the Port Authority also is prepared to partner with airlines and terminal operators to accommodate ticketed passengers who may become stranded at the airports", the agency said.

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In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf announced a state of emergency for several counties.

Major cities along the Interstate 95 corridor saw much less. Officials have also reduced speeds to 45 miles per hour. Bus services were also suspended by New Jersey Transit on Wednesday, and Amtrak rail services were reduced or suspended.

Meteorologists struggled to read the storm as it approached. Suburban streets were littered with downed trees and branches.

Montville, New Jersey, got more than 26 inches from Wednesday's nor'easter.

Philadelphia, New York and Boston could see fair amounts of snow, but areas inland could receive even more.

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It happened around 5 p.m. on Hillside Avenue. The woman felt a tingling sensation but didn't lose consciousness.

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