Residents throughout the tri-state were still trying to recover from Sandy's devastation as a nor'easter hit Wednesday, bringing high winds and a mix of rain and snow that caused new power outages, delayed restoration of previous ones and brought evening commutes to a standstill.
In Oyster Bay, one of many communities on Long Island where power outages persist and some residents fear the lights won't be back on until Thanksgiving, the sight of snow seemed like a cruel joke.
"Kind of laughing about it at this point," said resident Danny Arnedos. "To go from a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in the snow in 10 days is pretty unbelievable."
In Hackensack, N.J., Kirk Walker was doing his best to clear his stoop of snow Wednesday night. For him, it was just the latest chore after a week of dealing with power outages.
"It came back on Wednesday of last week. Then it went out again on Monday, my wife said, and then it came back on again on Monday," Walker said of his power. "Now it went out at 1 p.m. and we're right back to the same situation."
Like Walker, many residents throughout Hackensack found themselves in the dark again, now with their houses now covered in snow.
"They said it was gonna be a rough winter," Walker said. "Sign of things to come, I guess."