4 Deaths Blamed on Fourth Nor’easter as Millions of Americans Dig Out of Heavy Snow

Workers clean snow off a sidewalk in front of the Flatiron building during a late season nor’easter in New York, U.S., March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The death toll from the fourth nor’easter to slam the Northeast in three weeks stood at four Thursday as millions of Americans dug out and returned to work.

More than 29,000 customers were still without power Thursday night after the Interstate 95 corridor was pummeled with as much as 19 inches of snow on Wednesday, the first full day of spring.

The fatal car crashes in New York and New Jersey were directly linked to snow, poor visibility and slippery conditions, police said.

The storm created whiteout conditions on Long Island and left parts of New York City under more than a foot of snow — the most the region has gotten at this time of year since 1964.

Central Park recorded 8.2 inches by 1 a.m. ET Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Gauges recorded 9.6 inches of snow at LaGuardia Airport on Thursday and 8.7 inches at John F. Kennedy International Airport, while a high of 20 inches was recorded in the village of Patchogue on Long Island.

New York City schools reopened Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office said, and the city’s subway and NJ Transit were returning to normal. But federal government employees in Washington, D.C., had a two-hour delay and the option for unscheduled leave or telework.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Alastair Jamieson, Corky Siemaszko, Gemma DiCasimirro and Carolina Gonzalez