PROVIDENCE, R.I. — About 2,500 people are still without power in Rhode Island following a fierce nor’easter lashed the Northeast with hurricane-force winds and heavy snow.

National Grid, the state’s main utility, reported 200 active outages Wednesday. Power is expected to be restored by Wednesday night.

Many schools in Rhode Island delayed their start on Wednesday. Some canceled classes as storm cleanup continued.

More than a foot of snow was reported in many areas of the state Tuesday.

The highest snow totals were in northern Rhode Island communities. Two feet of snow fell in North Foster and Burrillville.

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority says most of its buses have returned to a normal schedule.

This was the third major storm in two weeks.