Officials say just a few thousand customers lost power during the storm, and nearly all had their service restored by early Saturday afternoon.
Police had to use snowmobiles to reach ambulances, fire trucks, police vehicles, some snowplow trucks and passenger vehicles stranded overnight on the Long Island Expressway. About 10,000 homes and businesses lost power on Long Island, which saw as much as 2½ feet of snow. The total for New York was down to about 6,000 by late Saturday night.
About a foot of snow fell New York City, which was ‘‘in great shape,’’ Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. Plows had been out overnight and he said on track to have all streets cleared by the end of the day. The Staten Island neighborhoods hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy dodged another round of flooding.
Airports reopened Saturday. Amtrak said trains between New York and Boston were suspended Saturday but some trains would run Sunday.
Two deaths in the state were blamed on the storm. A 23-year-old man plowing his driveway with a farm tractor went off the edge of the road and was killed in Columbia County, police said. A 74-year-old was fatally struck by a car in Poughkeepsie; the driver said she lost control in the snowy conditions, police said.
Upstate, 10-12 inches of snow fell in the Hudson Valley and Adirondacks, 8 inches in Buffalo and a foot in Rochester.
At least 350 traffic collisions were reported in Toronto, and at least three people died in southern Ontario.
Many flights were canceled in Toronto, some of them because destination airports in the United States were closed by the snow.
An 80-year-old woman in Hamilton collapsed while shoveling her driveway, and two men were killed in car crashes, one of them in a multi-vehicle collision.
Residents were urged to stay off the roads to allow crews to clear up to 2 feet of snow. About 180,000 homes and businesses lost power, and utilities warned it could be out for days. The outage total was down to 129,000 by late Saturday night.
Most people appeared to heed the warnings in Providence, where typically busy streets were empty Saturday morning as the wind blew snow into drifts that buried cars and parking lots.
No accidents or injuries were reported on state highways, although dozens of cars got stuck in the snow, state police said.
T.F. Green Airport remained closed Saturday and all departing flights for the day were canceled.
Wind, not snow or tides, was the issue in Vermont. Ferry service between Charlotte, Vt., and Essex, N.Y., was closed Saturday because of the gusts. Parts of the state saw 10 inches of snow.
Sources: State and local authorities; AP reporting