By JULIE WALKER and KAREN MATTHEWS
NEW YORK (AP) — A dangerous winter storm is whipping the East Coast with significant snowfall, strong thunderstorms and blustery winds. Meteorologists said a foot or more of snow fell in parts of New York state, Ohio and Pennsylvania through Monday. New York City was spared most of the snowfall. Sleet and rain are the main threats for much of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Plow truck drivers were scattered along roads and highways in the region in the early morning hours. Power outages affected tens of thousands of customers, and hundreds of flights were canceled.