Winter Storm Toby Slams Mid-Atlantic, Northeast with Snowy Blast

Winter Storm Toby Slams Mid-Atlantic, Northeast with Snowy Blast

Winter Storm Toby Slams Mid-Atlantic, Northeast with Snowy Blast

The forecast predicts 3 to 7 inches of snow throughout central IN from late Friday through Saturday night.

The storm is an odd occurrence in March - regionwide storms of this size typically develop only about once a year, the New York Times quoted National Weather Service director Louis Uccellini as saying.

Blizzard-like conditions are possible on Long Island in the afternoon as wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, coupled with heavy snow, could create white-out conditions.

The bulk of the snow and sleet was expected to pound New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and parts of eastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday before heading toward Cape Cod early Thursday.

Sun will shine brightly on all that fresh snow on Sunday, with some of it melting.

The storm also cut power to than 90,000 customers from the mid-Atlantic to New England, including 87,448 in New Jersey, 3,614 in NY and 2,967 in Delaware.

"I didn't think I'd still need to keep storm stuff in my vehicle in late March, but what are you going to do?"

In a rare treat for New York City students, public schools there joined scores of others in canceling classes Wednesday. A parked Mack truck with a snow plow was also hit in the collision.

Cuomo warned that the heavy, wet snow combined with high wind gusts could create major problems because the snow can sit on trees and power lines, and the strong winds may bring those trees and power lines to the ground.

WABC-TV in New York City reported one person died in a auto crash on Long Island and another while shoveling snow in Bellmore. According to the National Weather Service, total snow accumulations of three to six inches are possible. "It will be a dusting over the mountains and, more likely, the farther south you are the warmer it will be and the better weather you'll get".

In a morning news conference in Manhattan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was "very dissatisfied" with how utility companies managed a storm earlier this month and called the delays in getting power back on "inexcusable".

New York City braced for what could be its biggest March snowstorm ever, with 12 to 18 inches forecast.

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