The Latest: 2nd storm-related death on Long Island

The Latest: 2nd storm-related death on Long Island Photo: AP

March 22, 2018 11:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the spring nor'easter rolling up the East Coast (all times local):

11:55 a.m.

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The Northeast storm has claimed a second life on New York's Long Island.

According to Newsday, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says a 62-year-old Bellmore, New York woman has died of a heart attack while shoveling wet, heavy snow. On Wednesday, a woman died when a van overturned in a weather-related crash.

In neighboring Suffolk County, Acting Police Commissioner Stuart Cameron says there were 172 vehicle accidents in 24 hours.

The latest storm lost some punch as it rolled into New England on Thursday.

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11:30 a.m.

Amtrak says it will restore Northeast Corridor service on Friday after operating on a modified schedule for two days due to the fourth nor'easter in three weeks.

The latest storm lost some punch as it rolled into New England on Thursday.

Millions of others in the Northeast have been digging out. The storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some places and knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers.

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8 a.m.

Parts of eastern Long Island are digging out from a foot-and-a-half of snow from the fourth nor'easter in three weeks.

The National Weather Service has reports of over 19 inches in Bay Shore and Patchogue (PACH'-awg).

The Long Island Rail Road says its personnel worked through the night to clear rails of snow and ice, but riders still need to allow extra time on Thursday.

In New York City, the weather service says there's over 13 inches in Little Neck, Queens; 10 inches in Manhattan's Grammercy Park; and about 8 inches in Central Park.

In Westchester County, over 10 inches has been reported in White Plains.

Metro-North railroad has resumed regular weekday service, though it's had some weather-related delays.

The area's airports are lumbering back into service.

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7:20 a.m.

Pennsylvanians are digging out after the fourth major storm to hit the state in three weeks dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas.

Some schools had canceled classes for Thursday due to treacherous travel conditions in some areas, but many districts planned to reopen or hold delayed openings.

The state's major utilities reported that slightly more than 1,200 customers were without service early Thursday.

The storm dropped about 8 to 12 inches of snow overall in central areas, while some eastern areas saw up to 16 inches.

Most major roadways in the state were clear, but residents were being urged to drive cautiously and allow extra travel time.

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7:15 a.m.

Thousands of utility customers remain without power in New Jersey following the fourth major storm to hit the state in three weeks.

The storm dropped around a foot of snow in some parts before leaving the region early Thursday, with central Jersey seeing the highest amounts. State offices were closed Wednesday due to the storm, but Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said they would reopen Thursday.

Murphy had also declared a state of emergency Tuesday night ahead of the storm. But his office hasn't announced yet if that order has been lifted.

Dozens of schools had cancelled classes for Thursday due to treacherous travel conditions in many areas, while others planned delayed openings.

The state's major utilities reported slightly more than 75,000 customers were still without service early Thursday.

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12:05 a.m.

The latest nor'easter is rolling into New England as millions of others in the Northeast begin to dig out.

The fourth major storm in three weeks dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Pennsylvania Wednesday, while major cities along the Interstate 95 corridor saw much less.

Downtown Philadelphia got 7 inches and New York City's Central Park recorded a little less than 7. Boston was expected to get 4 to 9 inches before tapering off Thursday afternoon.

Airlines canceled more than 4,000 flights Wednesday. On the ground, Amtrak scaled back service on the Northeast corridor between Washington and Boston, and some states banned trucks from major highways. At least two traffic deaths were reported in New Jersey and on New York's Long Island.

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