(CNN) -- Its impact didn't reach the epic levels many government officials had warned of, but the first blizzard of 2015 is keeping much of the U.S. Northeast shut down -- at least for the day.


There have been no widespread power outages reported.

Thousands of flights were canceled -- a move that could have ripple effects for travelers throughout the country.

Here's a look at some of the latest developments in states hit by the winter storm.


The snow: The snowfall won't reach the predicted two to three feet across the state, Gov. Charlie Baker noted Tuesday morning. But some areas, such as Bristol, might get more than two feet, he said. Shrewsbury had the most so far, at 18 inches, as of Tuesday morning, Baker said.

The snow is "a lot lighter and fluffier" than expected, he said. There's no fear of being snowed in for days to come. "People should spend the morning digging out," he said.

Travel ban: A statewide ban remained in effect Tuesday morning. Baker said he would speak with governors of other New England states about the possibility of lifting the ban.

Forecast: Heavy snow will continue through the day in parts of the state including Boston, with additional accumulations of up to a foot, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said. Winds will continue with gusts of up to 45 mph; areas along the cape could see gusts of more than 70 mph.

New York

The snow: "We've dodged the bullet," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN Tuesday, adding, "This is nothing like we feared it would be." Long Island got more snow than New York City did, with accumulation of up to 18 inches around Islip, Guy said.

Subway and rail transportation were partially restored Tuesday morning.

Officials are working to get flights up and running at the airports, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told CNN. "There are two factors there: how fast we can clear the airports -- and we're doing a good job on that; and how fast the airlines can get back up to speed," he said.

Travel ban: Travel bans were lifted for the entire state, Cuomo said.

Forecast: Snow will continue to fall throughout the day in some areas, with light accumulations, Guy said.


The snow: The eastern part of the state was heaviest hit and "still receiving significant and continued snowfall" Tuesday morning, Gov. Dannel Malloy said. "By and large we'll be back to normal for most of our state tomorrow," he told CNN.

Travel ban: A ban was lifted for local roads in Fairfield and Litchfield counties, but remained in effect for the state, Malloy said. "Bus service will resume once the travel ban is lifted and there is clearing on the roads statewide," he said on Twitter.

Forecast: Parts of the state remained under a blizzard warning Tuesday. Officials warned of snowdrifts in some areas.

New Jersey

The snow: As of Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service reported about 6 inches of snow at Newark Airport, with less in some other parts of the state. Public transportation was up and running on a weekend schedule.

Travel ban: The ban was lifted statewide Tuesday morning. Port Authority bridges and tunnels in New York and New Jersey reopened.

Forecast: Some continued flurries were expected throughout the day.

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