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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Snow and ice was left-over in portions of the tristate region after another early season storm.  The snow began Saturday morning and mixed with sleet and freezing rain in the evening.

The sprawling weekend snowstorm dumped almost a foot of the white stuff in central Pennsylvania as it headed into New England.

The National Weather Service warned near-blizzard conditions are possible for coastal areas of Maine on Sunday before the storm moves out. Up to 14 inches of snow could fall there.

Upper elevations in northern Pennsylvania and southern New York saw double-digit snow totals on Saturday. Five inches were reported in New York City's Central Park and more than six inches in several locations in Connecticut.

Airlines canceled more than 200 flights Sunday, far less than the 1,000 canceled Sunday. Slick roadways, meanwhile, complicated shopping plans less than two weeks before Christmas.

Almost 350 flights into and out of Newark, N.J., were canceled Saturday.But some areas, including resorts and ski towns in Northern New England, welcomed the snow and were eager to see the winter season get started.

"We have been watching (the forecast) since people first started talking about it on Monday or Tuesday," said Ethan Austin, spokesman for the Sugarloaf Ski Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. "Right now it's setting up pretty well for us, so we're pretty psyched."

The National Weather Service says Torrington, Conn. has 7.5 inches while more than 7 inches was also reported in the northwestern Massachusetts town of Savoy.

Up to 12 inches is possible in areas north of the Massachusetts Turnpike before the storm moves out. Sleet and freezing rain is also expected after daybreak as precipitation tapers off around midday.

Authorities caution drivers to travel only when necessary, reduce speeds well below the posted limits and leave additional space between vehicles.


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