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Nor'easter hits east coast, sets back Sandy recovery

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A new storm is battering the east coast and it's adding insult to injury for those people still suffering after hurricane Sandy. This time, it's a classic Nor'easter, but not nearly as severe.

The storm comes at an unfortunate time, causing even more power outages to an area still bouncing back from mass outages. The storm has brought at least six inches of snow to New York City and has knocked down some trees and wires.

Normally, this storm wouldn't be significant, but it is just one week after hurricane Sandy devastated areas with flooding and destruction. Officials estimate the combined power outages from both storms currently stands at about 750,000.

The Nor'easter is affecting air travel as well. Nationally, 600 flights have been canceled Wednesday and on Tuesday more than 1,600 were canceled. Here in Chicago, more than 100 flights were grounded.

Des Plaines is getting set to send first responders to help with the clean up efforts in New York on November 21st. Before they leave, the police department is collecting supplies to take with them.

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