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|Winter storm updates: Nor'easter moves in, Northeast braces for up to 2 feet of snow
"This could be the biggest storm in several years," New York City's mayor said.
A nor'easter is hitting the Northeast U.S., where it's set to drop 1 to 2 feet of snow and possibly bring near-blizzard conditions.
The treacherous conditions already claimed the lives of two people in Pennsylvania on Wednesday evening. The two died in a multivehicle accident involving 30 to 60 cars and trucks, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. At least 19 vehicles were tied up in a crash on the Henry Hudson Parkway in northern Manhattan. There were six injuries in that accident, but none are considering life-threatening.
"This could be the biggest storm in several years," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned.
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Heavy snow is falling Wednesday night in northern New Jersey, New York City, Pennsylvania and some of southern New England.
Winds could reach 50 mph in some areas, especially along the coast.
Overnight, snowfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches per hour with near blizzard conditions possible in New York, New Jersey and New England.
The heaviest snow -- 1 to 2 feet -- will be from central Pennsylvania through New York's Hudson Valley and Catskills, and into southern New England.
The storm has led to over 750 flight cancellations.
Snowfall has slammed the Washington, D.C., area, but it's expected to quickly change to a wintry mix and rain. The rain and sleet ends Wednesday night, leaving about 1 to 2 inches of snow behind.