Tri-State Readies For Another Nor’easter As Thousands Still Without Power

March 05, 2018 - 4:39 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Utilities are working hard to get power restored before the area is hit by another nor'easter on Wednesday.

A winter storm watch will be in effect Tuesday night into Wednesday. It could dump 6 to 12 inches of snow mixed with rain at times in the city. This storm is not expected to be as windy as last week's -- but it all depends on the track of the storm, according to AccuWeather meteorologists.

This storm is not expected to be the "bomb cyclone" that we saw on March 2.

There will be much less wind for the mid-Atlantic and southern New England but the storm will disrupt cleanup and power restoration operations.

Con Ed has been handing out ice in Westchester and The Bronx for residents still without power.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has delcared a state of emergency in Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, and Westchester counties. He's deployed 200 National Guard troops to help with recovery efforts. Con Ed will be handing out ice in Westchester County where officials were not happy with the response from Con Ed and NYSEG.

"If you know in advance and you plan in advance then you staff your organization with that in mind, it's all hands on deck, and you send the request for mutual aid out sooner," Westchester County Executive, George Latimer said.

In Mount Vernon the Doles Community Center has remained open so those without power can come in and warm up.

One woman in Westchester said the thermostat in her home read 46 degrees on Monday morning, she's never had so many clothes on in her life.

JCP&L in New Jersey said they may not get some of their customers back on until Wednesday, but we could have a whole new set of problems by then.