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Storm pounds NYC, spares New England

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(CNN) -- A fast moving snowstorm failed to reach New England as predicted, but squatted over New Jersey and New York, dumping more than a foot of flakes in one area.

Wednesday, the National Weather Service's regional headquarters for the tri-state New York City area put snowfall accumulations at 5 to 10 inches for parts of Connecticut, 6 to 10 inches for areas of New Jersey and 6 to 8 inches for New York City. Dix Hills, on Long Island, recorded 13.2 inches, a high for the area, the weather service said.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reported no airport delays, but individual carriers elected to cancel flights. Newark's Liberty International Airport reported 430 flights canceled, and airlines canceled 189 at LaGuardia and 49 at JFK.

"The flights were canceled in preparation of the storm, but so far the airports aren't experiencing any delays," said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman.

Southern Connecticut got a little of the storm that camped over New York, but it was not as dire as forecasters predicted for New England.

In Connecticut, Chuck Beck, operations officer for that state's Office of Emergency Management, called it "almost a non-event." He said clearing crews were out overnight and all roads are open.

Beck said there was just one significant accident, involving a jack-knifed tractor-trailer on Interstate 95, and no fatalities due to the weather. The power supply was normal.

"Where's the snow?" asked Peter Judge, public information officer for the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Management.

The state geared up as forecasters predicted a foot or more of snow in places, but Judge indicated it has been a relative breeze. There have been no significant power outages or major road problems.

Some schools in Rhode Island closed in anticipation of the storm, and about half remained closed Wednesday. But Lt. Col. Michael McNamara, spokesman for that state's emergency management office, said the predicted 8 to 14 inches of snow never materialized. Instead, he said, only 3 to 4 inches fell in much of the state.

The morning commute was normal and there were no weather-related power outages, he said.

"The significant snow didn't get as far north into New England as anticipated," said National Weather Service meteorologist Donald Miller. The storm was heavy, producing between 1 and 2 inches of snow an hour, but it moved faster than expected, he said.

It first swept over the Carolinas, Virginia, Delaware and Maryland with little impact, he said, although ice accumulations in some of those states could still be a problem and it could be a day or two before they feel the thaw.

"Most of the lingering showers are moving east over Long Island and Connecticut," said NWS meteorologist David Wally, "but the bulk of the storm is over."


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