Schools in Boston and Baltimore canceled classes while Newark, New Jersey schools were opening two hours later than usual on Friday.
Street crews in the US Northeast including Times Square, pictured above) raced through the night into Friday to clear snow-clogged streets after a powerful blizzard and restore power to homes ahead of a brutal cold spell that has killed more than a dozen people in the United States Utility companies across the East worked to repair downed power lines early on Friday as about 21,000 customers remained without electricity, down from almost 80,000 the day before, and issued warnings that temperatures may become dangerously low.
'That's when you'll see records being challenged or broken, with temperatures at or near zero in many places,' Hurley said.
More seasonable weather is expected to return early next week with temperatures in the high 30s and near 40s, he said. Despite the deep freeze, schools in New York City and New Jersey will reopen on Friday.
In the next 24 hours, the Northeast will be sent into a deep freeze that could cause roads and streets to be covered with a sheet of snow and ice for days.
From Baltimore to Caribou, Maine efforts were underway to clear roadways of ice and snow as wind chill temperatures were to plunge during the day, reaching -40F (-40 C) in some parts after sundown, according to the National Weather Service.
New York City schools will operate on a normal schedule as New Jersey schools get a two-hour delay.
Baltimore city public schools will also be closed on Friday.
Boston experienced historic flooding on Thursday, after a 'bomb cyclone' winter storm hit the Northeast, causing travel chaos across the region, but officials have predicted that the aftermath may be deadlier than the storm While most people have kept their eyes on Winter Storm Grayson, the National Weather Service has predicted 'life-threatening' cold overnight Friday and Saturday for much of the Northeast.
Above, a car in floodwaters in Boston on Thursday In the next 24 hours, the Northeast will be sent into a deep freeze that could cause roads and streets to be covered with a sheet of snow and ice for days.
Forecasters expected the system to be followed immediately by a blast of face-stinging cold air that could break records in more than two dozen cities, with wind chills falling to minus 40 in some places this weekend. Please avoid these dangerously high waters.' The first responders were then seen carrying the man (pictured) to safety The intense flooding (left) trapped some Boston residents inside buildings.
Blizzard warnings and states of emergency were in wide effect, and wind gusts hit up to 76mph in some places. Meanwhile one video showed the moment a garbage bin was knocked over as trash was washed down the street by floodwaters in Boston The first responders were then seen carrying the man to safety.
Pictured above, a man carries a baby across Broadway in upper Manhattan on Thursday Nearly 500 members of the National Guard were activated along the East Coast to assist with emergency response, including 200 in New York state, the U. The arctic blast could make temperatures feel as low as minus 15 degrees from Philly to Beantown on Friday and make residents of states like Maryland and Virginia shiver from temps ranging from 10 degrees to 15 degrees.