The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Prepare For A Massive Winter Storm
- Author: Larry Hoffman Mar 18, 2017,
Mar 18, 2017, 9:04
In Superintendent William Hite said all Philadelphia public schools will be closed on Tuesday. Travel restrictions were in place in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Inland areas of Northeast U.S. were most affected by snow with the deepest snow depth reported totalling 41 in (104 cm) in Bridgewater, NY, 20 mi (32 km) south of Utica, New York.
In New York City, above-ground MTA trains are scheduled to stop at 4 a.m. local time, while underground subways will continue to operate at a reduced pace. Forecast. Snow showers are expected through Wednesday March 15 for parts of New England.
NY can now expect four to eight inches of snow in the next day. That introduced warmer air into the region, changing the snow into a "wintry mix" in the metropolitan area.
For Hartford and Tolland counties, the weather service states, "Several inches of snow is possible late Saturday into Sunday, with the greatest risk across Connecticut, Rhode Island and southeastMassachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands". Many schools are closed.
Despite the early warnings of the storm and sub-optimal flying conditions, hundreds were stranded and the ripple effect has caused approximate 1,600 flight delays across the country, according to CNBC.
Cuomo advised New Yorkers to prepare food supplies for seven to 10 days, and an emergency supply of bottled water. An extra half inch of snow is possible Sunday morning too.
The storm is starting as a rain and sleet event but forecasters are saying it will pick up in intensity throughout Tuesday.
In Newark, Delaware, authorities declared a snow emergency effective early Tuesday, ordering residents and businesses on snow emergency routes to remove all vehicles from the street to avoid being towed.
"We are closely tracking the weather and working with our travel partners and teams in the tournament to ensure the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, officials and fans", the NCAA said in a statement. Teams in the men's and women's NCAA Tournaments have chartered flights so any backlog on commercial planes shouldn't be a problem.