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.