A winter storm on Tuesday closed hundreds of schools and canceled several flights in the northeastern United States, in addition to causing several power outages.
The storm affected parts of New England, upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey. Accumulations ranging from a few centimeters to a few tens of centimeters of snow are expected by Wednesday evening, depending on the region.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont warned that some municipalities could be buried in snowflakes, while others may receive nothing but rain.
Albany Airport in New York state canceled 16 departures early Tuesday. About 15% of flights have been canceled at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut.
The US National Weather Service reported at least five centimeters of snow per hour in a few areas of New York State. About 70,000 customers were without power in that state as of Tuesday morning, according to poweroutage.us.
A mixture of rain and snow was falling across New England, and the wind was beginning to pick up.
More than 70 municipalities in New Hampshire have postponed local elections scheduled for Tuesday.
The storm is expected to last through Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts that up to 45 centimeters of snow could fall at high altitudes in Massachusetts and about 60 in the mountains of southwestern New Hampshire. About a foot is possible in Augusta, Maine.