Nor'easter slams East Coast with heavy snow, cuts power across Northeast

A blustery nor'easter that dumped more than 2 feet of gloppy snow across pockets of the Northeast has left more than 1 million utility customers from Maryland to Maine without power Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, commuters were facing delays, hundreds of flights were still grounded, and communities were enduring yet another tedious and dangerous cleanup as the snow brought down trees and power lines.

It was déjà vu for the same region across the I-95 corridor that was hit last Friday by a deadly nor'easter — one that cut the lights to more than 2 million from Virginia to Maine.

The nor'easter on Wednesday brought a wide range of snowfall across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, from just a few inches in parts of Delaware and Maryland to over 2 feet in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

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A man walks with his dog during a snow storm in New York, U.S., March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
A woman walks through the snow in the financial district during a winter nor'easter in New York City, U.S., March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A person walks through the snow during a storm in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
A worker clears snow from a walkway in Central Park during a snow storm in New York, U.S., March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Workers clear snow and slush in the financial district during a winter nor'easter in New York City, U.S., March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
A person walks through the snow during a storm in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
A person walks through the snow during a storm in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
A woman walks through the snow in the financial district during a winter nor'easter in New York City, U.S., March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
A person walks their dog through the snow during a storm in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 7: An art installation by French artist JR features refugees on the facade of Pier 94 during a snowstorm, March 7, 2018 in New York City. This is the second nor'easter to hit the area within a week and is expected to bring heavy snowfall and winds, raising fears of another round of electrical outages. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 7: A man rides a bicycle through Times Square during a snowstorm, March 7, 2018 in New York City. This is the second nor'easter to hit the area within a week and is expected to bring heavy snowfall and winds, raising fears of another round of electrical outages. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 7: Pedestrians cross an intersection in Times Square during a snowstorm, March 7, 2018 in New York City. This is the second nor'easter to hit the area within a week and is expected to bring heavy snowfall and winds, raising fears of another round of electrical outages. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 7: Pedestrians cross an intersection in Times Square during a snowstorm, March 7, 2018 in New York City. This is the second nor'easter to hit the area within a week and is expected to bring heavy snowfall and winds, raising fears of another round of electrical outages. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 7: A man crosses Broadway in Lower Manhattan during the start of a snowstorm March 7, 2018 in New York City. This is the second nor'easter to hit the area within a week and is expected to bring heavy snowfall and winds, raising fears of another round of electrical outages. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
A traveler reads departures boards at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) during Winter Storm Quinn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Philadelphia could get 8 inches, while cities and towns to the northwest may get double that, the weather service said. Airlines have canceled 1,958 flights as of 7 a.m., according to FlightAware, an airline tracking service. Photographer: Michelle Gustafson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A departures board shows cancelled flights at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) during Winter Storm Quinn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Philadelphia could get 8 inches, while cities and towns to the northwest may get double that, the weather service said. Airlines have canceled 1,958 flights as of 7 a.m., according to FlightAware, an airline tracking service. Photographer: Michelle Gustafson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Vehicles arrive at departures area of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) during Winter Storm Quinn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Philadelphia could get 8 inches, while cities and towns to the northwest may get double that, the weather service said. Airlines have canceled 1,958 flights as of 7 a.m., according to FlightAware, an airline tracking service. Photographer: Michelle Gustafson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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New York City's Central Park was hit with less than 3 inches of snow, but the rain mix fell like confetti, blanketing streets and sidewalks with a thick sludge.

Witnesses also reported lightning and peals of thunder across the region during the snowstorm — a rare phenomenon called "thundersnow." At its peak, the nor'easter was projected to have snowfall rates of up to 3 inches an hour.

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Philadelphia International Airport recorded about 6 inches of snow.

The women's basketball team at Northeastern University got an unplanned workout Wednesday when its bus got stuck in the snow in Philadelphia, where the Colonial Athletic Association championship tournament is taking place.

A school spokesperson told NBC Boston that the bus stalled a few blocks from the team's hotel after practice — so the players got out and pushed it back on course.

"They raced off the bus to help push, got it moving a couple of feet and around the bend, off the hill," the spokesperson said.

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SCITUATE, MA - MARCH 02: A flooded out road with a stop sign as a large coastal storm bears down on the region on March 2, 2018 in Scituate, Massachusetts. A nor'easter is set to slam the East Coast on Friday, bringing coastal flooding, heavy snow and strong winds to the area. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: A person struggles with their umbrella during a large storm on March 2, 2018 in New York, New York. A nor'easter is set to slam the East Coast on Friday, bringing coastal flooding, heavy snow and strong winds to the area. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
QUINCY, MA - MARCH 2: Daniel Cunningham, 22, of Quincy kayaks out to check on a stranded driver in the flooded Squantum section of Quincy, MA during a nor'easter storm on March 2, 2018. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
MARSHFIELD, MA - MARCH 2: Waves slam into ocean front homes and surge down Ocean Street where an abandoned Jeep sits in a storm-created ditch at the intersection with Franklin Street in Marshfield, MA during a nor'easter storm on March 2, 2018. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
QUINCY, MA - MARCH 2: An evacuation takes place on Post Island Road in Quincy, MA during a nor'easter storm on March 2, 2018. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Rubble rests on top of a car after a partially burnt building collapsed due to strong winds in Northeast Washington, DC, on March 2, 2018. A major winter storm pounded the US East Coast on Friday, whipping up strong winds and dumping heavy rain and snow, forcing the cancellation of several thousand flights and the closure of federal government offices in Washington. Coastal flooding alerts were issued from New Jersey to Massachusetts with winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings and high wind warnings in effect from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic, the National Weather Service said. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
TAKOMA PARK, MD - MARCH 02: High winds downed a tree onto power lines, blocking the street and damaging a vehicle March 2, 2018 in Takoma Park, MD. Freezing temperatures and wind gusts up to 70 m.p.h. pounded the Washington, DC, area, downing trees, knocking out power and forcing schools and the federal government to close. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 2: A pair keep dry by standing atop a garden planter on a flooded Long Wharf in Boston during a nor'easter storm on March 2, 2018. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
MARSHFIELD, MA - MARCH 2: Water surges down Ocean Street in Marshfield, MA past an abandoned Jeep during a nor'easter storm on March 2, 2018. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A worker cuts a tree that had fallen on to a house as a storm bringing high winds passes over Kensington, Maryland, U.S., March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
American flags partially torn from their poles fly as a storm producing strong winds passes through Washington, U.S., March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
A flight information board shows cancelled flights as a storm bringing high winds passes over Reagan National Airport in Washington, U.S., March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
SCITUATE, MA - MARCH 2: Waves crash against homes in Scituate, MA during a nor'easter storm on March 2, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Rubble rests on top of a car after a partially burnt building collapsed due to strong winds in Northeast Washington, DC, on March 2, 2018. A major winter storm pounded the US East Coast on Friday, whipping up strong winds and dumping heavy rain and snow, forcing the cancellation of several thousand flights and the closure of federal government offices in Washington. Coastal flooding alerts were issued from New Jersey to Massachusetts with winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings and high wind warnings in effect from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic, the National Weather Service said. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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