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Snow Blankets Area, Snarls Traffic

The nor'easter had a bigger impact than expected.

Residents woke up to chilly temperatures and over six inches of snow from a Nor'easter that snarled Wednesday evening's commute.

Drivers should use caution on local highways as some snow and ice conditions are reported on I-684 between exits 10 and 4, according to the Hudson Valey Traveler. In addition, accidents are being cleared on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Mt. Pleasant and the Taconic Parkway north of 134.

Anne Iacobuzio left a comment to this article on Patch and said she thinks the town of Yorktown did a "lousy job" plowing on Wednesday.

"Van Cortlandt Circle (closer to Triangle Center) wasn't plowed and I got stuck on the hill at 6 p.m.," she wrote. "Five hours later, at 11 p.m., my husband tried to get home. He drove around Van Cortlandt Circle (closer to Sultana) until Parker where the plow had stopped. He turned around, went back onto Ridge and he could not make it up Van Cortlandt Circle. He had to leave his car on the side of the road. Our patch of Van Cortlandt was not plowed until 12:30 a.m. I pay taxes so I can get my car into my drive."

NYSEG said it had prepared for additional outages from the winter storm but as of Thursday morning, outages were down to 1,292 in Westchester County, from a reported 2,700 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Con Edison was also deep in restoration efforts a week-and-a-half after Hurricane Sandy when the nor'easter had a bigger impact than expected. In Westchester,  and some communities were hit particularly hard by tree damage, downed wires and road closures, according to ConEd. 

If you experienced a power outage during the snow storm, call NYSEG at 800-572-1131 or Con Edison at 800-752-6633.

As a result of the storm, the Lakeland, Yorktown and Somers school districts ran on a 2-hour delay this morning. 

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