A new Pacific storm dropped snow on the Northwest Tuesday, and the Northeast cleaned up after an ice storm.
In Washington's Seattle, Tacoma and Everett areas, wet snow accumulated to around an inch, and as much as 1 to 3 inches of additional accumulation was expected in the higher hills around the Seattle area.Snow had been falling at mostly higher elevations, but snow levels were gradually lowering as colder air moved into the region. Snow advisor-ies and winter storm warnings were issued for many mountain locations across Washington, Oregon, California, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
On Monday, high wind hit the Sierra Nevada along the California-Nevada state line particularly hard, with gusts up to an estimated 140 mph in the Lake Tahoe area. The wind snapped trees and utility poles, and flipped airplanes at the Reno airport. A snow and rock slide blocked the Mount Rose Highway between Reno and Lake Tahoe.
Elsewhere, rain fell Tuesday on parts of Massachusetts and Maine.
Crews worked Tuesday to clear away broken tree limbs and repair power lines downed by an ice storm Monday across eastern Ohio, northwestern Pennsylvania and much of upstate New York.
An estimated 250,000 people remained without power Tuesday in northern and western New York state.