Northeast U.S. Blanketed by Massive Winter Storm, Causing Travel Chaos and Power Outages

Northeast U.S. Blanketed by Massive Winter Storm, Causing Travel Chaos and Power Outages

Scope of the Snowstorm

A significant winter storm hit the Northeast, delivering up to a foot of snow in some areas and affecting around 60 million Americans.

The storm, the region’s first major snowfall in two years, is poised to disrupt travel significantly.

Impact on Travel

Boston Logan International Airport canceled 149 flights due to the storm, advising passengers to check their flight statuses and plan for potential delays.

The storm’s intensity, with snowfall rates of up to an inch per hour, threatens to challenge road crews’ efforts to maintain safe driving conditions.

Warnings and Predictions

Meteorologists predict challenging travel conditions and potential power outages due to heavy, wet snow and strong winds.

Massachusetts, particularly hit hard, saw widespread snow accumulation, with several counties reporting significant inches and power outages affecting thousands.

Snowfall Across States

New York’s Orange County witnessed over a foot of snow, while New York City continued its streak of over 692 days without at least an inch of snow.

Surrounding areas in New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine also faced varying snow accumulations.

Continued Impact and Forecast

The storm is projected to taper off by late Sunday, providing some relief from the snowfall.

However, its impact on travel and power supplies is expected to persist through Sunday night.

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