Snowy post-Sandy storm hits shaky US East Coast
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York-New Jersey region woke up to a layer of wet snow and more power outages on Thursday after a new storm pushed back efforts to recover from a superstorm that had left millions powerless and dozens dead.
A nor'easter brought gusting winds, rain, snow and the threat of flooding to the Northeast, menacing travellers with icy roads and snarling traffic once again in the country's most densely populated region.
Mr Mark L. Fendrick, of Staten Island, tweeted: "My son had just got his power back two days ago now along comes this nor'easter and it's out again."
Exactly as authorities feared, the nor'easter brought down tree limbs and electrical wires, and utilities in New York and New Jersey reported that nearly 60,000 customers who lost power because of Sandy lost it all over again as a result of the nor'easter.