Meteorologists expected New York City could get as much as 8 inches of snow, with a foot or more likely in Boston.
Meteorologists expected New York City could get as much as 8 inches of snow, with a foot or more likely in Boston.

Nor’easter storm disrupts Northeast US with flight cancellations 

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Meteorologists expected New York City could get as much as 8 inches of snow, with a foot or more likely in Boston.

Nor’easter Storm Disrupts Northeastern United States

A powerful nor’easter storm swept through the northeastern United States overnight on Tuesday, prompting the cancellation of over 1,000 flights and causing widespread disruption to the morning commute for millions of residents.

Anticipated Snowfall and Flight Disruptions

Meteorologists forecasted significant snowfall, with projections of up to 8 inches in New York City and a foot or more in Boston. 

However, warm ground temperatures in Manhattan initially prevented heavy snow accumulation. 

Flight operations were severely impacted, with FlightAware reporting 6,902 delayed flights and 1,317 cancellations by 7 am EST. The “MiseryMap” visualization highlighted the New York region as the most affected, followed by Washington DC and Boston.

School Closures and Remote Learning

The storm led to the closure of hundreds of schools, disrupting the education of millions of children. 

New York City took a proactive approach by shuttering all 1,600 schools and transitioning to remote learning, impacting approximately 1.1 million students. This marked the city’s first major snowstorm since February 2022.

Community Response and Safety Measures

Despite the challenges posed by the storm, some residents welcomed the change in weather, albeit cautiously. Mayor Eric Adams urged New Yorkers not to underestimate the storm’s impact and emphasized the importance of keeping roadways clear. 

City officials confirmed that plans were in place to maintain support for homeless migrants, with no immediate plans to relocate individuals from heated tent shelter complexes.

Weather Service Updates and Government Actions

The National Weather Service provided updates on the storm’s trajectory, indicating its rapid eastward movement away from the Mid-Atlantic coast. 

In response to the adverse conditions, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont ordered the closure of executive branch office buildings, with similar directives issued in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Lamont highlighted concerns about heavy snowfall rates during peak commute hours, emphasizing the need for caution.

Power Outages and Regional Impact

The storm’s impact extended beyond travel disruptions, with more than 27,000 homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and approximately 11,600 in West Virginia experiencing power outages due to heavy rain and snow. 

These disruptions underscored the broader impact of the nor’easter across the region.

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