Sunday, January 24, 2016

U.S. Blizzard 2016: 14 Dead Along East Coast

WASHINGTON -- A monstrous winter storm battered the U.S. East Coast on Saturday and appeared poised in some areas to dump a lot more snow than initially expected.

 Some parts of Maryland and West Virginia received more than three feet of snow, grounding thousands of flights, halting the flow of traffic on highways and shutting down travel in the country's biggest metropolis.

Authorities said 14 people from New York and North Carolina have died in the storm. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said up to 30 inches of snow could be on the ground in the southern section of the city by storm's end.

That is 14 inches higher than the 16 inches that was predicted for the city.

Meanwhile, authorities imposed a travel ban on all roads in New York and Long Island. The storm caused major traffic chaos on highways in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

 On Friday night, a road accident caused a 7-mile-long backlog on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. About 500 vehicles were stuck there through Saturday afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. Number of victims of the snowstorm in the eastern United States has reached 18...

    Due to the sharp deterioration in the weather on the east coast of the United States killing at least 18 people. Most of them have been victims of road accidents reports Associated Press .

    On Saturday January 23 to the east of the country has fallen from storm hurricane wind. Dropped just 90 centimeters of snow tens of thousands of people are stuck in the road.

    Interrupted transport links to Washington and New York. In these cities public transport does not work except for the underground segment of the New York subway.

    The region on Saturday were canceled more than 4400 flights just for the weekend the number of canceled flights up to 6300.

    The storm also causes power outages. In the state of New Jersey are still without electricity almost 50 thousand customers.

    It is expected that extreme weather will continue until mid-Sunday afternoon.


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