An unseasonably early-winter storm brought snow, rain and dangerous winds to the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday (November 7), plunging many residents of the most populous region of the country back into darkness just as they were recovering from Super storm Sandy.
The storm iced roads and hit transit systems, setting the stage for a difficult Thursday (November 8) morning commute
"I'm kind of laughing about it at this point. It's unbelievable to go from like a hurricane to a Nor'easter and driving in the snow. I mean in the same week, or same ten days it's pretty unbelievable," Danny Arnedos, an Oyster Bay resident said.
Sandy's death toll in the United States and Canada reached 121 after New York authorities reported another death linked to the storm on Wednesday.
Freezing temperatures were a fresh worry for residents left without power.
"Just getting around is tough. Having no power is a pain in the (word bleeped). My parents are out in Roselyn, they have no power either. So just keeping everyone warm and getting food," Steve Amatrudo said.
New York distributed space heaters and blankets to residents without heat or power and opened shelters to those in need of a warm place to sleep.