Warning to 30 Million People… Snowstorm Disrupts America (Photos) 

A powerful and fast-moving winter storm caused heavy snowfall in the northeast United States today, Tuesday.

The storm has caused chaos in the movement of millions of Americans and forced schools to close their doors, as well as causing travel disruptions by air.

The National Weather Service reported that over 30 million people in the area stretching from West Virginia in the northeast to New England received a winter storm warning.

The storm hit parts of the Northeast and brought heavy, wet snowfall measuring up to 15 centimeters overnight.

In New York, the most populous city in the country, conditions shifted from rain to snow in the early morning hours. Snow accumulation in the city was expected to reach around 18 centimeters throughout the day, making driving conditions challenging.

The emergency management department in New York City announced on its platform that snowfall rates are reaching up to five centimeters per hour throughout the Lower Hudson Valley.

The department stated, “These bands will shift south over the next few hours until around noon, rapidly covering roads and creating hazardous driving conditions,” urging drivers to exercise caution.

Snow accumulation may reach 30.5 centimeters in other parts of the region before the storm moves eastward, leaving the area later in the day.

Snow accumulation is expected to reach around 23 centimeters in Boston, prompting the mayor to declare a state of emergency.

School districts throughout the region have canceled in-person classes for the day, including in New York City, where remote learning was in session for its roughly one million students.

The storm brings a complete end to the “snow drought” in New York City that lasted for nearly two years.

According to, over 900 flights to and from LaGuardia, Boston Logan International, and Newark Liberty International airports in New York have been delayed or canceled.

Strong winds reaching speeds of up to 64 kilometers per hour are also expected, along with coastal flooding along the New England coast as well as areas of the New Jersey and Long Island shores.

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