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Winter Storm Hitting Tri-State Area With Heavy Snow, Winds

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A massive winter storm packing snow, ice and high winds slamming the Tri-State area Thursday is expected to be followed by possible record-breaking cold.

A blizzard warning is in effect for Suffolk, Nassau, Monmouth and Ocean counties and parts of southern Connecticut while a winter storm warning is in effect for New York City and the adjacent suburbs.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Westchester  County, New York City and Long Island while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency for Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth counties.

State and local officials urged residents to stay home so crews can clear streets and roads of what could be as much as foot or more of snow in some places.

The storm has resulted in thousands of canceled flights at major airports, including LaGuardia Airport, and disrupted the schedules at regional airports.

Power outages were also being reported across the area.

Commuters were also facing delays and suspensions throughout the area.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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