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Nor’easter Slows Recovery from Hurricane Sandy

Storm brings heavy snow, knocks out power to thousands.

As the Northeastern United States tries to recover from the wreckage Hurricane Sandy left behind, another big storm hit the area Wednesday night.

The storm, called a nor’easter, came with heavy snowfall and powerful winds, leaving hundreds of thousands of residents without power and disrupting travel. For online sellers, this could mean delayed shipments, payments and communication with buyers.

ABC News reports that 167,000 homes in New Jersey lost power Wednesday. On Long Island, about 50,000 residents are said to be without power. In all, reports say 700,000 people are in the dark.

The Martha’s Vineyard Times reports authorities stopped ferry service to the Vineyard today, and closed some roads because of flooding the nor’easter caused. The Los Angeles Times adds that airports in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., cancelled flights because of the storm, which could leave travelers—and packages—stranded.

Postal carriers may also find it hard drop off packages, as some roads in Connecticut and New York are blanketed in snow, Reuters reports.

Unlike with Hurricane Sandy, eBay did not have any posts in its General Announcements about the nor’easter or delays it may cause.

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