The deadly storm that has been raging across the United States for the last week is finally starting to move out of the Northeast as residents in California prepare for a new storm system that's set to bring heavy rain and snow to the Golden State.
Since the storm system, dubbed Winter Storm Ezekiel, formed last week, it has left a trail of misery in several states as tens of thousands of people are still without power.
The winter storm caused power outages across the state of New Jersey where 12 inches of snow fell in some areas. In New Jersey alone, Jersey Central Power and Light is reporting nearly 37,000 power outages as of Tuesday morning.
First responders in New Jersey also said there were at least 400 crashes between Monday and Tuesday morning.
According to Flightaware.com, more than 700 flights have been delayed from the US and 200 have been canceled.
More than 200 schools were either closed or had delayed openings Tuesday morning across New Jersey.
And the storm isn't completely over. The National Weather Service (NWS) said Winter Storm Ezekiel will continue to 'bring heavy snow to mainly eastern portions of New England on Tuesday'.
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Since the storm system, dubbed Winter Storm Ezekiel, formed last week, it has left a trail of misery in several states as nearly 37,000 people have been left without power. First responders in New Jersey also said there were at least 400 crashes between Monday and Tuesday morning. A car crashed into a utility pole in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, on Monday
According to Flightaware.com , more than 700 flights have been delayed from the US and 200 have been canceled. Ground crews are seen removing snow from the airport tarmac at the Albany International Airport in Colonie, New York, on Monday
Ground crews ready aircraft on the airport tarmac as flights resume after an overnight snowfall, at the Albany International Airport in Colonie, New York, on Monday
The winter storm caused power outages across the state of New Jersey where 12 inches of snow fell in some areas
Snow hampers commuters on their way to Boston, as they travel in Melrose, Massachusetts on Tuesday morning
More than 200 schools were either closed or had delayed openings Tuesday morning across New Jersey. A school bus drives through the snow in Melrose, Massachusetts, on Tuesday
Philadelphia, New York City (residents pictured in the Bronx Tuesday morning) and Boston will feel wind gusts between 20 to 40mph throughout the day. By Tuesday evening, the nor'easter will start to move into Canada
The snowstorm rocked coastal New England at the height of the morning commute, prompting schools to close and causing air travel havoc.
The NWS issued a winter storm warning Tuesday for coastal areas of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine and a winter weather advisory for southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The wintry weather that moved into New England on Sunday night has already dropped more than two feet of snow in some areas of central Massachusetts, and 16 inches in Somers, Connecticut.
In Warwick, Rhode Island, where residents were digging out from 4 inches of fresh snow, Doreen Goy worked a snowblower with steely determination and a singular focus: getting in a workout.
'I need to get to the gym,' she said as she cleared a sidewalk in front of her home.
The Boston area had only about four inches of snow, but the weather made for a messy commute. A jackknifed tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in Sharon blocked all southbound lanes, causing backups. The highway has since reopened.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said city schools were canceling classes and after school activities Tuesday.
In Massachusetts, Republican Gov Charlie Baker urged people to work from home if possible and delayed the start of the work day for non-essential state employees by two hours.
Baker urged drivers to use caution during the Tuesday morning commute when the storm was expected to be at its height with snow falling at 1 to 2 inches an hour in some places.
Tuesday forecast shows flurries will continue to come down but nor'easter will head on up towards Canada
Winter storm system Ezekiel will pummel through the East Coast through Tuesday bringing heavy snowfall
The temperature outlook for the Northeast shows that several states will see near or slightly below average temperatures throughout the month of December
Average high temperatures across the United States are depicted on this graphic for the month of December
This graphic shows the average low temperature predictions for the month of December
This graphic shows the storm's trajectory as it gets ready to leave the US and enter Canada by Tuesday evening
In Maine, Democratic Gov Janet Mills originally delayed the opening of state offices, then announced that they'd be closed altogether because of the storm.
What seemed like one three-day storm, was actually two storms, said Justin Arnott of the NWS, in Gray, Maine. 'It's complex from the standpoint that there's been more than one low pressure system that has hit us in short succession. Normally we get a break — but not this time,' he said.
Philadelphia, New York City and Boston will feel wind gusts between 20 to 40mph