South Jersey Gearing Up For Fourth Nor'easter Of March

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Weather-weary residents are bracing for yet another storm as the fourth nor'easter in three weeks is set to smack the Tri-State area.

By late morning in the East, hundreds of auto accidents were reported.

Long Island took a hard hit, with Bay Shore and Patchogue leading the way with 19 inches of snow. "If they're not performing for New Yorkers, they can lose their licenses, and we're fully prepared to do that".

Ryan said the heaviest amount of snow is likely to fall in the Minnesota River Valley. Her body was found about a mile from the mobile home park where she lived, about two hours after she was reported missing.

Rain will eventually transition to all snow, although it should lighten in intensity into the evening hours as the first storm exits the region. "Elsewhere, 2 to 8" of snow are possible.

By Thursday morning, the storm's impacts were clear.

The cold blast closed schools and triggered emergency declarations in New York City and New Jersey.

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

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Many schools across New York, New Jersey and CT were closed Wednesday.

The sand and salt trucks will be back out after the snow packs.

The snow will develop about 6 a.m. Wednesday and continue for nearly 24 hours.

In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency and ordered state offices to close. State Police issued a commercial vehicle travel ban for the entire lengths of I-78, I-80, I-280, and I-287, but the ban was lifted at midnight.

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. That is the running total since noon Tuesday.

Out of thousands who lost power, just 165 customers were without electricity, PSEG Long Island reported about 8 p.m. Thursday.

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Coastal flooding is possible at the time of high tide early Wednesday, and could be even more damaging to places that have been through flooding already during previous storms.