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Snow fell on the tops of damaged homes and debris piles in parts of the New York City area as a nor’easter moved in Wednesday, causing new power outages ahead of gusts that could reach 60 mph overnight.
By Wednesday afternoon, the winds had caused some 22,000 new power outages in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, the U.S. Energy Department stated. That does not include 650,000 outages that remain from Superstorm Sandy, which made landfall in New Jersey on Oct. 29.
A nor’easter dubbed Athena moved Wednesday into areas battered by Superstorm Sandy, causing new power outages and threatening to dump up to 12 inches of snow, flood coastal areas again and even turn debris from Sandy into projectiles.