By Wednesday evening, the storm dumped snow at a rate of 2 or 3 inches and hour, with some places in New Jersey, New York and CT getting up to 16 inches so far.
Croton Falls firefighters assist an injured driver after his truck went off of Route 121 at Route 116 in North Salem, N.Y., March 7, 2018.
"Heavy snow will begin to wind down in New York City, but parts of New England will continue to be hammered through the overnight hours", said CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward.
Parts of NY and New England will continue to see snowfall at rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour into the overnight hours, forecasters said.
Officials urged people to stay off the roads, cbsnews.com reported.
"Everyone should expect a long and challenging commute this evening", Baker said.
The storm is expected to pack wind gusts of 30 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour. While a far cry from the 90-mph gusts recorded over the weekend, the strong winds could impede efforts to restore power in the region.
A middle school teacher in southern New Jersey was struck by lightning during the Nor'easter which brought "thunderstorms" to the east coast.
Two to three feet of snow fell from New Jersey to New England as the major nor'easter swept across the Northeast on Wednesday and it is continuing to bring heavy snow to parts of northern New England.
Tractor-trailers have been banned on the New York State Thruway from the Syracuse area to New York City, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state troopers will ticket any violators.
The storm's path also held down snow totals in New York City, Carolan said.
The Mount Snow ski area in Dover, Vermont, received 31 inches of snow by Thursday morning with more still falling.
"This is a tough forecast as there is a sharp gradient of snowfall accumulation to the north and west where over a foot is expected", Dean said.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced public schools will be closed on Thursday.
"Emergency", the weather service said.
If you think you heard thunder as the snow was coming down, you probably did.
Ground temperatures in the winter are usually too cold for thundersnow to occur.
Pydynowski offered some hope, saying that the most likely scenario is a close call but no major storm for the Interstate 95 corridor from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston.
Mayor Marty Walsh reminded residents to take their time shoveling as the snow is heavy and to help elderly or disabled neighbors if possible.
Amtrak has modified some of its services between Washington and Boston.