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New England And Northeast Comes Under The East Coast Snow Storm

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BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Michael Palmer and Carin Schultz work to clear her car of snow and remove it from Union street on November 20, 2014 in the suburb of Hamburg, Buffalo, New York. The record setting Lake effect snowstorm dumped up to six feet of snow in less than 24 hours closing a one hundred mile section of The New York State Thruway as well as other major roads around Buffalo. Twelve deaths have already been attributed to the storm and with warming temperatures and rainfall in the forecast epic flooding is expected. John Normile/Getty Images/AFP

Monday Brings With It Strong Winds And 1 To 3 Feet Of Snow

Millions of people have rushed home to settle down while the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor is besieged with hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow. The weather conditions are so severe that normal life can get paralyzed for days. In Manhattan, the wind and snow aggravated just before midnight. The storm can turn into a blizzard and Tuesday will bear the brunt as well. Around 7,700 flights to and fro Northeast have been canceled and businesses and school gave over before time. Citizens crowded the supermarkets to stock up on food.

Mayors Waste No Time In Declaring Emergencies

The Mayors of the different towns and cities wasted no time and declared emergencies and ordered the shutdown of streets and highways to prevent travelers from getting stranded and to enable plows and emergency vehicles to get through. As New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “This will most likely be one of the largest blizzards in the history of New York City,” “People have to make smart decisions from this point on.” Before this latest onslaught, urban Northeast had been more or less free from snow.

Blizzard Warning Issued By The National Weather Service

New York can get around 1½ to 2 feet of snow and Boston around 3 feet. Blizzard warning has been issued by The National Weather Service and wind speed of around 75 mph or more along the Massachusetts coast and up 50 mph farther inland. All the cities and towns have imposed a ban on non essential travel and have declared a fine of $300. However, it was business as usual for Wall Street and they said that they would operate as usual on Tuesday.