Deadly Winter Storm Hammers Northeast, Leaving Thousands of Travelers Stranded

By Anna Breuer on 4 January 2018
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2014-02-13 10.45.45The major winter storm that was responsible for the death of more than a dozen people as it swept across the country is creating whiteout conditions in the Northeast and causing the cancellation of thousands of flights in and out of the region.

The storm is currently blanketing the Northeast with snow from eastern North Carolina to New England and the National Weather Service reports whiteout conditions in parts of coastal New Jersey and Delaware with heavy snow and winds gusting up to 60 mph (96 km/h). Whiteout conditions were also observed in parts of Long Island as FBT Editorial Director Jonathan Spira reported.

At New York’s airports, snow was falling at the rate of 1” (2.54 cm) per hour. The city’s three airports already reported over 2,400 flight cancellations at 11 a.m. EST. Only a few dozen flights were delayed because of the high number of cancellations. John F. Kennedy International Airport announced at 11:30 a.m. EST that it would shut down operations until 3 p.m. because of the blizzard.

Meanwhile, blizzard warnings remain in effect along the coast for much of the Northeast from Maine to North Carolina, including Boston, Atlantic City, and Norfolk, Virginia, while winter storm warnings have been issued along the I-95 corridor from Maine to Delaware including New York City and Philadelphia.

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