Nearly all flights canceled ahead of nor’easter, city battens down for storm –

Light snow began to fall on New York this afternoon as nearly all flights at the area’s three major airports were canceled ahead of an on-coming nor’easter.Storm-battered New Yorkers continue to dig out from Hurricane Sandy devastation today, and braced for a second system that will surely set back recovery efforts.”Everyone has major anxiety after what we just experienced a week ago,” said Staten Island resident Anthony Ferrante, whose house is less than a thousand feet from the Staten Island shoreline. “I think everybody’s freaked out about what happened.”

The new storm is expected to bring rain, sleet and snow gusts of 45 mph from now until Thursday morning. The high temperature will be in the 30s until Thursday morning but, with windchill, it’ll feel like the 20s.

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