Winter may have gotten off to a mild start for much of the country, but it's not going down without a fight.
The massive snow storm that worked its way across the nation's midsection is now roaring up the East Coast.
Now the area so battered by super storm Sandy is bracing for another lashing.
The remnants of Sandy are still clearly visible, but residents from the New Jersey coastline to eastern Long Island just can't get a break.
"We are in the process of rebuilding," one resident of Brick Township, N.J., said. "We have all construction material all over the place. I had to put it up on higher ground. I think it's going to flood again."
Forecasters predict the winter storm will move slowly through those areas before finally pushing on toward New England later Thursday.
Virginia and North Carolina got the brunt of the storm on Wednesday.
"It's the heaviest, wet snow I've ever seen in my life and I grew up in northwest Pennsylvania, so I can tell you. I'm used to this," Tom Gay of Warrenton, Va., said.
Snow piled up on roadways, making travel nearly impossible. There were so many accidents throughout the state that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency.
"The National Guard is authorized to call up to 200 people," he said. "They've got about a 100 who have been mobilized up to this point. They will be reporting this afternoon for traffic situations and tree removal."
Roads were also a nightmare in North Carolina, where a police cruiser lost control on a snow-covered road.
"He hit us about two times in the front and then slammed into the side of us and started pushing us down the embankment," passenger Bobbi Havron said.
In the nation's capital as much as 10 inches was forecast, but the snow there quickly turned to rain in warmer than expected temperatures.
Even with no snow sticking, much of Washington was shut down and ironically that included a hearing House Republicans had called to examine global warming.
The National Weather Service is predicting up to seven inches of heavy, wet snow in southeastern Connecticut, and central Massachusetts could get up to eight inches.