Powerful Nor’easter Brings Heavy Wind and Snow, Leaves Thousands Stranded

By Anna Breuer on 2 March 2018
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The East Coast woke up to a powerful storm with damaging winds, snow, and flooding that left thousands of travelers stranded and, in many cases, unable to return home for the weekend.

Damaging winds have already been reported in the region from western New York to the mountains of North Carolina, and the combination of heavy snow and high winds is likely to be followed by widespread power outages.

Meanwhile, heavy snow continues to fall in much of New York state, northern and western Pennsylvania, western New England and northeast Ohio.

As of 9:50 a.m. EST, more than 2,400 flights have been cancelled and over 1,000 delayed, with the majority concentrated in the I-95 corridor between Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.

Road conditions are equally poor. There are numerous reports of downed trees throughout the region and a few have fallen onto homes and buildings.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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