The storm accumulates over the eastern US. UU., Promises up to 20 inches of snow
NEW YORK: a storm that growled Thanksgiving Trips across much of the country brought a messy mix of rain, snow, sleet and wind to the east, slowing down the daily trip on Monday morning, closing schools and offices, and canceling or delaying hundreds of flights.
The storm threw a round of snow in parts of the region on Sunday night and could fall from 10 to 20 inches in total on Tuesday morning from Pennsylvania to Maine, meteorologists said. Heavy snowfall was also possible in the Appalachian Mountains to Tennessee and North Carolina.
Alana Kirkpatrick did not enjoy her training at 5 am, which consisted of removing lots of snow from her car.
Why do I still live in New England? she said.
In areas that have not yet been hit by the first wave, the schools closed in a preventive way since it was expected that the rain would turn into snow in the first significant storm of the region's season, a nor'easter named because Winds usually come from the northeast.
The interior areas seemed to be in the worst snowfall, with the forecast in Albany, New York, predicting 6 to 14 inches. Closer to the coastal corridor of Interstate 95, very populated, a winter mix was more likely.
Only 3 inches of snow were forecast for New York City and 5 inches for Philadelphia. However, up to 9 inches were possible in Boston on Tuesday night.
The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, told non-essential state employees to stay home on Monday, and New jersey Governor Phil Murphy decided to close government offices for non-essential employees at noon.
More than 200 flights inside or outside the US UU. They were canceled on Monday morning, with more than 700 delays. The airports in the New York and Boston areas represented many of them.
Tractor-trailers were banned or lower speed limits put in place on stretches of highway in New jersey and Pennsylvania. New York also posted lower speed limits on some highways.
Many buses from New York City to Pennsylvania and destinations in the north of the state, such as Ithaca and Binghamton, were canceled.
Dozens of school districts in northern New York state were closed on Monday, along with several campuses of the State University of New York and other universities.
The problem began in the East on Sunday when the storm left the Midwest.
State police had responded to more than 550 storm-related accidents in New York at 7 p.m. The icy roads caused accidents on Interstate 84 in Pennsylvania, and the ice closed part of Interstate 81 near Binghamton, New York, for a while.
The same storm has hit the US. UU. For days while moving cross country, throwing heavy snow from California to the Midwest and flooding other areas with rain.
Duluth, Minnesota, is cleaning more than 21 inches of snow. The main roads were reopened in Wyoming and Colorado after blizzard conditions and drifting snow blocked them.