Half million without power after nor’easter, 3rd storm may hit next week

Vehicles travel northbound over a snow-covered Interstate 287 during a snowstorm, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(ABC News) — Over half a million people are still without power across the Northeast just before midnight Thursday as the region digs out from its second nor’easter in seven days.

Two to three feet of snow fell from New Jersey to New England as the major nor’easter swept across the Northeast on Wednesday and brought heavy snow to parts of northern New England on Thursday.

But even before the snow turns to slush a third nor’easter may hit by Monday.

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The impact

At least one person died from the storm. The victim, an 88-year-old woman from Suffern, New York, died after being hit by a falling tree in her driveway, according to police in Suffern, which is about 30 miles northwest of Manhattan.

As of 11:40 p.m. on Thursday over 530,000 customers were without power in the Northeast. That number was down about 400,000 customers from earlier in the day Thursday, though. New Jersey had restored power to 50,000 customers and Massachusetts brought power back on line to 70,000 customers during Thursday evening.

The weather also had a big impact on travel: More than 3,200 flights were canceled because of this storm.

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Snowfall totals

In northern New England Thursday, Woodford, Vermont, hit the 3 foot mark, picking up 36 inches of snow.

On Wednesday it was areas inland of the major cities that saw the heaviest snow. The cities themselves were mostly spared: Philadelphia saw about 6 inches, New York City saw 3 to 4 inches and Boston saw 6.4 inches.

Here are some of the notable snow totals:

— Montville: 26.8 inches
— Morris Plains: 26 inches
— Oakland: 26 inches
— North Caldwell: 23 inches
— Parsippany: 21.7 inches
— Morristown: 18.1 inches

— Monroe: 26 inches
— Sloatsburg: 26 inches
— Hillsdale: 24.5 inches
— Highland: 21 inches
— Mahopac:19.5 inches

— Warren: 28 inches
— New Fairfield: 26.8 inches
— Newtown: 24.3 inches
— Wolcott: 18.5 inches
— Southington: 16.5 inches

— Clarksburg: 32 inches
— Cheshire: 31 inches
— Monroe: 24 inches
— Pepperell: 20 inches
— Worcester: 16.4 inches

A third nor’easter?

A possible third nor’easter could impact the hard-hit Northeast by Monday.

Two long-range forecast models, the European and American, are not in agreement about the storm’s path.

The European model shows a very weak system that heads straight out to sea, with no impacts at all to the Northeast.

However, the American model shows the storm moving much closer, potentially bringing another nor’easter near the coast.

It is still too early to determine which path the storm could take.

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