The winter storm has hit New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut pretty hard just as it was expected to. According to a report by NBC New York on Jan. 26, the Governors of all three states have declared a state of emergency due to this massive winter storm. The Governor of New York has ordered the highways and roadways to be shut down by 11 p.m. Monday night to make room for the snow plows to be able to get through to try to clear the roads to make them as safe as possible for travel. However, these three states Governors still don’t want anyone traveling due to how dangerous it will be.
All schools are closed Monday and they are to be closed Tuesday as well. New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio has warned the citizens to be prepared because this major winter storm is dumping massive amounts of snow in such a short period of time. In fact, this is what the mayor had to say about the storm:
This will most likely be one of the largest blizzards in New York City history. It is not business as usual.
According to USA Today, this blizzard has forced airports to cancel more than 6,100 flights. The National Weather Service has also updated that this storm will affect about 40 million people.
The New Jersey Governor closed all Government offices Monday and Tuesday. Governor Christie has also stated all roads are closed in New Jersey.
Connecticut has gotten hit hard with this storm just as bad as New York and New Jersey. Roads in this state will be closed by 9 p.m. Monday night. 22 to 32 inches of snow is expected to be dumped in this state as well as four more inches on top of that.
Parts of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are also getting hit by this major storm. One to three feet of snow will fall on them as well. Hurricane levels of winds of up to 60 to 70 mph are also expected. These high winds will swirl the snow making it harder for anyone to even try to travel on any of the roadways or highways in these areas. People are being warned to stay off the roads as much as possible because of how dangerous it will get.
Make sure to stay tuned for more updates on the Nor’easter winter storm hitting the Northeast Coast.