New storm: Airlines scrap flights
While New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has not ordered any general evacuations, the city advised people, who experienced significant flooding during hurricane Sandy, to take shelter with family and friends who do not live in low-lying areas.
The storm also disrupted public transport system in New York, which were slowly beginning to restore services after being rendered inoperable after Sandy.
Snow and rain from the new storm affected MTA Long Island Rail Road and Metro- North Railroad operations in New York.
The busy New York Penn Station was also shut down temporarily due to weather-related disruptions.
While subway service was operating on most lines, bus services were delayed due to road conditions and weather-related traffic volume.
Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and Director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, said the public should drive safely in the severe weather conditions.
The new storm comes just as New York and New Jersey, the two states worst-hit by Sandy, were limping back to recovery.
Sandy, one of the worst storms to hit the US East Coast, had wrecked havoc across the region killing over 100 people in the US alone.
It brought the mass transit system to a grinding halt, left millions without power for days in cold weather and caused billions of dollars of economic damage.
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