Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Conditions improved Friday after an early snowstorm blanketed cities across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers and killing 11 people, local officials said.
The storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas, including in some parts of the Hudson Valley in New York.
Newark, N.J., saw its snowiest November day on record since 1931. Forecasters said the weather pattern was more typical of a late December or early January storm than mid-November.
On Friday, New England was expected get the majority of the snow, and lake-effect snow could fall around Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. Northern Maine and far northern New Hampshire could get 6 inches or more.
The Washington, D.C., area and Philadelphia received between 1 inch and 3 inches of snow, and St. Louis saw 2 inches to 5 inches. Isolated areas of Missouri were hit by 6 inches to 9 inches.
The storm caused power outages Thursday and tens of thousands were still without electricity Friday, including Pennsylvania (80,000), Virginia (53,000), Ohio (29,000) and Kentucky (20,000).
The winter storm dumped snow from the Gulf region to the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic. In New York City, snow fell at rush hour Thursday, creating a nightmare for commuters. For some, it took several hours to get home.
The storm has created slick roads across multiple states and has been blamed for eight deaths so far.
A chain reaction crash killed an Ohio man Thursday; a Maryland woman died on icy roads; in Indiana, a tractor trailer slammed into a minivan; three people died in separate crashes in Arkansas; in Mississippi, a tour bus overturned on an icy bridge, killing two and injuring 44; a train killed a woman whose vehicle became stuck on tracks in New Jersey; and two commuters died in crashes in Michigan.