What Travelers Need to Know Today: Tuesday, January 24, 2017: A Nor’easter, Mudslides, Gale Force Winds, and Heavy Snow
Good Tuesday morning. This is what you are waking up to.
In California, the governor declared a state of emergency for 50 counties that were severely impacted by storms that have caused at least four deaths along with significant flooding, mudslides, and erosion.
In the Sierra Nevada, heavy snow triggered an avalanche that shut down a highway just west of Lake Tahoe. Avalanche warnings have been issued in northern Utah, which saw unusually heavy snowfall.
Arizona is still trying to recover from the weekend storm that left heavy snow in many parts of the state. Roads and highways in the Flagstaff area are still covered with snow and poor driving conditions are expected to continue today.
A major winter storm is moving east, spreading snow throughout the Rockies, Plains, and Midwest. Many parts of the region are under winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories.
Meanwhile the East Coast continues to be hammered by a Nor’easter that brought a wintry mix of snow, ice, rain, and dangerously high winds. Snow continues to fall in parts of northern Pennsylvania, New York State, and New England. Numerous severe weather warnings, including gale and flood warnings, are in effect in many areas.
Travelers can expect dangerous travel conditions in the affected regions with numerous flight delays and cancellations.
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