Wind gusts exceeded 50 miles per hour, with possible winds of 80 to 90 miles per hour on Cape Cod.
Boston: Ocean-facing homes on the USA east coast could be destroyed by storm surge and waves, as north-eastern states feel the brunt of a powerful storm that has threatened to flood coasts from ME to Virginia, officials have warned. Officials said the lingering wind gusts - up to 40 mph (64 kph) in some areas - were slowing power fix efforts by tens of thousands of utility workers even through the main thrust of the storm had moved some 350 miles (560 kilometers) southeast of Cape Cod that morning.
A pilot landing at the capital's Dulles International Airport meanwhile reported to authorities that the descent of his United Airlines flight from Charlottesville, Virginia, was so turbulent that "pretty much everyone on the plane threw up".
Meanwhile, police in NY reported that several barges in the Hudson River broke loose during the storm. Nearly 5,000 customers were without power. Snowfall in NY ranged from 10 to 20 inches, and more than 300,000 people were without power.
A mix of snow and rain will taper off along the coast of New England while northwestern NY could see up to one inch of snow.
Across the East Coast, authorities told residents of coastal communities to be prepared to evacuate, if necessary, in advance of high tides.
Only a few storms even can compare with this level of flooding, including a 1978 blizzard, a storm in 1991 and January's bomb cyclone, Dougan, the Quincy police captain, said Saturday. Areas west of Cleveland reportedly received less than an inch.
Steady tropical-storm strength winds were recorded in Boston.
In addition, while last weekend's deadly nor'easter has moved offshore, high tides are expected early Monday on the New England coast. With the storm so far away, the lingering hazards showed how powerful and massive it is, he said. Gusts of 50 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour are expected, as are downed trees and power lines.
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Significant snow accumulation is expected at higher elevations in northwest New Jersey and the Poconos.
The nor'easter- also known as a bomb cyclone- is bringing devastating winds to areas along the eastern seaboard. The strongest winds will abate late Friday evening, but it's still going to be breezy through Saturday. Some flights have already been canceled at Philadelphia's airport. Property owners are being urged to secure items like trash cans and patio furniture.
The resort used explosives and other tools to knock down snow to prevent avalanches throughout the day but the snowfall was heavy, she said.
The heaviest snow could fall in the Poconos and Lehigh Valley.
A major Nor'easter is starting to slam the East Coast with heavy rain, intermittent snow and strong winds.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has activated 200 National Guard members.
In New Jersey, officials anxious that the storm could take a chunk out of beaches just south of Atlantic City that are still being repaired because of damage from previous storms.
Several communities in MA are completely in the dark Saturday morning.
The highest wind gust was 134 km per hour in both East Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Little Compton, Rhode Island.