Update, 9:55: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett issued a state of emergency after winter storm knocks out power for thousands.

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Ice, ice, baby: The snow totals of Winter Storm Nika aren’t what ended up causing problems in the Northeast. It was the heavy amounts of ice that left more than 750,000 customers without power in eastern and central Pennsylvania Wednesday morning, according to The Weather Channel.

Early reports said the Philadelphia area could be hit with up to a quarter inch of freezing rain, but TWC reported that up to one-third of an inch of ice accumulated in some areas of Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J. Driving conditions were made horrid and ice weighed down power lines and caused branches to break.

"Remember, respect the snow, fear the ice,” said Gary Szatkowski, of the National Weather Service’s Philadelphia/Mt. Holly office told Philadelphia's NBC 10.

The news site added that on some power lines, the was a reported half of an inch of ice, which is some cases can add 500 pounds of weight to them. Pressure was also put on branches by the ice storm, making them 30 times heavier and exponentially increasing their chances of falling.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has yet to call a state of emergency. During a press conference, he said out-of-state utility vehicles would be called to help with the outages.

"We're going to continue to monitor the situation," Corbett said. "Our major concern is that it is supposed to go below freezing tonight. It's going to refreeze tonight and we want everyone to be careful on the roads."

The snow and ice totals of Winter Storm Nika are listed below, courtesy of TWC:

Connecticut

  • 11" snow in Weatogue
  • 10" snow in Storrs and New Milford
  • 8" snow in Hartford
  • 7.5" snow in Bridgeport followed by freezing rain

 

Maine

  • 5" snow in Gray
  • 4.5" snow in Yarmouth

 

Maryland

  • 0.50" ice near Manchester
  • Up to 0.40" ice near Frederick, Cavetown, Cumberland
  • 0.20" ice in Baltimore
  • 2.5" snow in Finzel

 

Massachusetts

  • 12" snow in Warren
  • 11.5" snow in Ludlow
  • 10.7" snow in Worcester
  • 9.7" snow in Boston
  • 9.5" snow in West Springfield

 

New Hampshire

  • 7.6" snow in South Hudson
  • 7" snow in Nashua
  • 6" snow in Londonderry

 

New Jersey

  • 11.4" snow in Montague
  • 11" snow in Wantage
  • 4.1" snow in Newark
  • 0.50" ice in Metuchen
  • 0.40" ice in Rockaway
  • 0.33" ice in Trenton

 

New York

  • 13.8" snow in Owego
  • 12.5" snow in Newburgh
  • 12" snow in Johnson City and Chemung
  • 8.3" snow in Binghamton
  • 7.5" snow in Poughkeepsie
  • 4" snow in New York City followed by near 0.25" ice
  • 3" snow in Buffalo

Pennsylvania

  • 0.25" to 0.50" of ice reported in southeast Pennsylvania.
  • Significant icing also reported in south-central and western Pennsylvania.
  • More than 760,000 customers lost power statewide
  • 12" snow in Sayre, Troy, Reynoldsville
  • 9" snow in Punxsutawney
  • 3.5" snow in State College

 

Rhode Island

  • 9" snow in Burrillville
  • 7" snow in Pawtucket
  • 4.3" snow in Providence

Vermont

  • 6" snow in South Newfane
  • 4" snow in Rockingham, Woodford, Randolph
  • 3.5" snow in Stamford

Virginia

  • 0.25" ice in Sterling, Purcellville, Bergton
  • 0.20" ice at Dulles Aiport

West Virginia

  • 0.70" ice near Romney
  • 0.50" ice near Keyser
  • 6.5" snow in Stratton
  • 2" snow in Wheeling

Nika Central Snow, Ice Reports:

Arkansas

  • 0.5" ice in 4 hours at Wilson in northeast Ark.; power out
  • 0.4" ice in Formosa; "a lot of tree damage"
  • 0.3" ice in Steprock
  • At least 0.25" ice at Petit Jean Mountain; "dogwoods breaking at the top and splitting ... popping and breaking trees sound like gunfire"
  • Many reports of icing in the Little Rock area incl. 0.2" in North Little Rock
  • I-55 "nearly impassable" near Jericho and Marion in northeast Arkansas due to ice
  • 2" snow in Eureka Springs, Oak Grove

Kansas

  • 13.2" snow in Topeka (12.9" fell on Feb. 4, making it the third snowiest day dating back to 1887)
  • 13" snow in Enterprise
  • 11.9" snow in Overland Park
  • 8.7" snow in Wichita (NWS office at Mid-Continent Airport)
  • Up to 6.5" snow near Dodge City

 

Kentucky

  • 0.75" ice in Marion
  • 0.50" ice in Murray, Wickliffe (power outages reported), Mortons Gap
  • 0.35" ice in Vanceburg with trees reported down
  • 3" snow/sleet in Latonia Lakes

 

Illinois

  • 10" snow in Quincy
  • 9.6" snow in Pana
  • 5" snow in Peoria
  • 5" snow at Chicago O'Hare
  • 0.24" ice in Harrisburg

 

Indiana

  • 12" snow in Warsaw
  • up to 8.5" snow in Indianapolis (7.4" at Indianapolis International Airport)
  • 6.5" snow in Kokomo
  • up to 0.30" ice in Tennyson
  • 0.25" ice in Evansville with power outages reported

 

Iowa

  • 8" snow in Lamoni
  • 6.5" snow near Ottumwa
  • 6" snow in Corydon and Red Oak
  • 5" snow in Burlington
  • 4.7" snow in Des Moines

 

Michigan

  • 7.5" snow in Temperance
  • 5.5" snow in Hastings and Benton Harbor
  • 5.2" snow in Lansing
  • 3.3" snow in Grand Rapids

 

Missouri

  • 13" snow in Hannibal
  • 12" snow in Weston
  • 9.2" snow in Kansas City
  • 6.5" snow in Columbia
  • 0.25" of ice in Cape Girardeau and Dudley

Nebraska

  • 6" snow in Fairbury, Hebron
  • Up to 4.2" snow in Omaha
  • 4" snow in Scottsbluff

Ohio

  • 10.7" snow in Columbus
  • 10" snow in Greenville
  • 9" snow near Coldwater
  • 3.4" snow and sleet in Cincinnati
  • 0.40" ice in higher elevations of Brush Creek State Park
  • 0.25" ice in Waverly with trees down

Oklahoma

  • 8" snow in Woodward and up to 8" in Gage
  • 7" snow in Laverne and Cherokee (northwest Okla.) and east of Checotah (east-central Okla.)
  • 5" snow in Muskogee and Bryans Corner
  • 4" snow in Shawnee and Ada
  • 2.5" snow in Bartlesville
  • 0.10" ice in McAlester, Checotah, Valliant, Battiest, Spiro, Talihina, Poteau and Panama

Wisconsin

  • 7" snow near Kenosha
  • 5.7" snow near Racine

Nika West Snow Reports:

California

  • 4.3" snow in Tahoma
  • 4" snow at Homewood Ski Area
  • 2" snow at Northstar Ski Resort

Colorado

  • 15" snow at Coal Bank Pass
  • 12" snow at Wolf Creek Pass
  • 7" snow at McClure Pass
  • 6" snow in Palisade
  • Generally 0.5" to 1.5" ice in the Denver metro area

Idaho

  • 11.7" of snow about 16 miles northeast of Island Park (Black Bear SNOTEL, elevation 8150 feet)
  • 8" snow in Grangeville
  • 6" snow in Ashton
  • 0.4" snow in Boise

Montana

  • 11.6" snow south of West Yellowstone (Madison Plateau SNOTEL, elevation 7750 feet)
  • 4.1" snow in Montana City
  • 3.6" snow in Great Falls
  • 2.0" snow in Helena
  • 1.8" snow in Billings

New Mexico

  • 9" snow in Cloudcroft
  • 3" to 4" snow around Santa Fe
  • 2" to 3" snow in parts of the Albuquerque metro area
  • 2" snow in Ruidoso

Utah

  • 7.4" snow about 17 miles southeast of Almo (George Creek SNOTEL, elevation 8994 feet)
  • 7" snow at Snowbasin Mid Bowl (elevation 7402 feet)
  • 6" snow at Powder Mountain
  • 2.3" snow in Salt Lake City
  • 2" snow in Logan
  • 1.7" at Salt Lake City International Airport

Wyoming

  • 13.1" of snow about 32 miles north-northeast of Driggs (Grassy Lake SNOTEL, elevation 7265 feet)
  • 0.5" snow in Torrington

 

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