Week’s 2nd Snowstorm Hits Northeast, Parts of Ohio

NEW YORK (AP) -
A person digs out a car in Newton, N.J. (APPhoto/The New Jersey Herald, Amy Herzog)
A person digs out a car in Newton, N.J. (APPhoto/The New Jersey Herald, Amy Herzog)

A widespread winter storm dumped snow over the Northeast and parts of Ohio on Saturday, just days after the regions were hit by another storm moving from the nation’s midsection.

New York City and Philadelphia saw a mix of rain and snow as the storm moved in from the west. In Ohio, Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati saw about 2 to 5 inches of snow by Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

In Albany, N.Y., a regional jet skidded into a snow bank at the airport and became stuck, temporarily stranding passengers en route to Chicago. The 65 United Airlines passengers and crew members were put on a bus and sent back to the airport. There were no injuries, and the incident didn’t cause any other flight delays, airport authority spokesman Doug Myers said.

Parts of southern Indiana saw 6 to 8 inches of snow from the storm, some in areas that had received more than a foot from a blizzard earlier in the week.