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What spring? Winter storm headed to south-central Minnesota Friday, Saturday

What spring? Winter storm headed to south-central Minnesota Friday, Saturday

The brunt of the storm should hit about 2 p.m. Wednesday, then taper off late Wednesday night into early Thursday.

Ryan said the heaviest amount of snow is likely to fall in the Minnesota River Valley. A Bellmore woman shoveling snow died of a heart attack Thursday, authorities said, and a motorist was killed in a Wantagh State Parkway crash Wednesday. "The National Weather Service between 4-8" of snow can be expected in the area where the warning is in effect.

The city didn't get the 18 inches (46 centimeters) that some meteorologists predicted, but accumulation was nonetheless substantial in much of the city.

In New Jersey, cleanup from March's previous storms was still ongoing.

In New York City, the weather service says there's over 13 inches in Little Neck, Queens; 10 inches in Manhattan's Grammercy Park; and about 8 inches in Central Park.

Snow may mix with freezing rain along the Interstate 74 corridor, while southwestern IN should see mainly rain and possibly thunderstorms.

Whether this snow sends an inch or foot of snow, driving will be hard.

Motorists should expect slippery conditions and be extra cautious when driving.

In New Jersey, the state's major utilities reported slightly more than 76,000 customers without service Thursday.

Schools across the region closed Wednesday, and the Office of Personnel Management closed offices in the District, instructing most federal employees to work from home.

More than 1,000 flights in the New York City area alone were canceled, with a ripple effect on air travel around the country.

And those of you wondering what happened to Spring, like all good Cincinnati weather, we won't have to wait long for a change. New York City digs out from the nor'easter: Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for New York City, Long Island and Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, and the state also sent generators, light towers, plows and salt to areas that endured storm-related power outages this month. Boston was expected to get 4 to 9 inches before tapering off Thursday afternoon. At least two traffic deaths were reported in New Jersey and on New York's Long Island. On the ground, Amtrak scaled back service on the Northeast corridor between Washington and Boston, and continued a modified schedule Thursday.