Northeast hit by massive snow storm on first week of spring

JERSEY CITY, NJ —  It’s the second day of spring, and northeast coast residents woke up to this – the fourth Nor’easter this month.

About 70 million people in the Northeast are bracing for Winter Storm Toby….

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning, from Maine to Maryland, in effect all day Wednesday until 8 am Thursday — predicting a snowfall of more than 6 inches.

Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches are expected.

New Jersey transit suspended all bus service statewide today.

In New York, in preparation for the heavy snow – the Long Island Rail Road set its tracks on fire to keep the switches from freezing.

The NYC emergency management department issued a travel warning saying it could be hazardous or impossible.

Weather experts say the winds may not be as strong as this month’s earlier Nor’easters, but it may still lead to some power outages and tree damage when combined with accumulating snow.

NYC Office of Emergency Management also warned that various public transport service changes, delays and suspensions are expected throughout the city.

Officials say, if residents really need to travel, to keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Residents may also download a mobile app at NYC.gov/NotifyNYC, to get the latest information and updates on winter storm Toby and other emergency events in NYC.

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