Winter storm watch issued for large swath of Indiana

With primary roads dry by Thursday afternoon, sloshy conditions would be confined to secondary roads and areas with snow on an incline, the service said.

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.

WABC-TV in New York City reported one person died in a vehicle crash on Long Island and another while shoveling snow in Bellmore. With colder air in place, snow is expected to spread northward after midnight tonight with the potential for widespread heavy snows across the region. We know by now the upcoming storm will affect everyone to some degree.

In a rare treat for New York City students, public schools there joined scores of others in canceling classes Wednesday.

The storm was just the latest to come off the assembly line in the Northeast since March 2.

The winter storm advisory in Boston - downgraded from a winter storm warning on late Wednesday night - was dropped in the city overnight, remaining in effect for southeastern MA through 8 a.m. Thursday. This is going to be a heavy, wet snow so it's to be hard to shovel. The last time there was that much snow that many years in a row was in the 1880s, CNN reported.

Snowfall rates could reach 1 to 3 inches per hour from Philadelphia to New York City Wednesday afternoon and evening. Gusty winds will continue throughout the day.

Federal offices are also closed in D.C.

WHERE... Portions of east central and northeast Iowa and north central and northwest IL.

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. Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency in New Jersey, where most areas were expected to see at least 8 inches.

4,400 Flights within, to or from the United States that were scrapped, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. On New York's Long Island, Newsday reported that a woman was killed and five people were injured when a van overturned on a parkway.

  • Tracy Klein