Winter storm in US Northeast disrupts flights, schools

Feb14,2024



fast and powerful winter storm Heavy snow fell across parts of New England and New York on Tuesday, disrupting school and travel plans.
Nearly 13 million people remained under winter storm warnings as of 7 p.m. local time, as a nor'easter – a term for a type of large-scale extratropical cyclone that can form in the western North Atlantic Ocean – brought widespread devastation to the region. Machai. snowfall And according to the National Weather Service (NWS), winds gusted to 60 mph (up to 96 kph).
By midday, the storm had deposited over a foot (just over 30 centimeters) of snow in several locations, including Farmington, Connecticut and Sussex, New Jersey, the NWS said.
more than 1,100 flights According to Flightaware.com, flights to and from New York's LaGuardia, Boston Logan International and Newark Liberty International airports were either delayed or canceled.
At least 130,000 homes and businesses lost power in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and even New York and New England, according to the tracking website PowerOutage.US.
In New York City, where snowfall stopped by the afternoon, people saw anywhere from three to eight inches of snowfall, depending on the area.
Snowfall disrupts roads, schools and travel
New York City officials said during a briefing that more than 2,000 trucks and snow removal plows were working to salt and clear streets, urging property owners to clear snow from sidewalks outside their homes. .
“NYC is under a travel advisory today due to falling temperatures and melting snow, making roads potentially icy,” the city's emergency management agency said on social media, urging drivers to exercise caution.
School districts across the region canceled in-person classes for the day, including New York City, which was holding classes remotely for 1 million of its students. However, teachers and students faced difficulty in logging into the distance learning facility.
NYC public schools The account apologized online for the difficulties, citing the lack of capacity as a technical error.
“We are making every effort to fix this and we have over 1 million students, teachers and users who have been able to log in since this morning,” officials said.
Meanwhile campaigners for a special election to succeed former Congressman George Santos offered voters free rides to the polls as the storm threatened to disrupt irregular voting, where increasing participation was already a concern. .



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