Nor’easter Threatens ‘Flying Debris,’ Up To Foot Of Snow In Sandy’s Wake

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A nor’easter dubbed Athena moved Wednesday into areas battered by Superstorm Sandy, causing new power outages and threatening to dump up to 12 inches of snow, flood coastal areas again and even turn debris from Sandy into projectiles.

Some 1,200 flights were canceled across the Northeast, while residents of a few areas hit hardest by Sandy were urged to evacuate.

Gusts up to 60 mph were possible along the New Jersey coast and in the New York City area, according to the National Weather Service.

“One of the bigger concerns … would be the debris that’s been piled up from all the residences and the businesses waiting to be picked up and collected,” Kevin O’Hara, police chief in Point Pleasant, N.J., told The Weather Channel.

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