New York City and Washington were spared from the worst of the snowstorm that bombarded the Northeast on Tuesday. Only seven inches of snow fell in New York, far less than the 20 inches that was forecasted. North and west of the city, however, saw the brunt of the storm. Across the region, 200,000 homes lost power and 6,000 flights were canceled. As much as 30 inches of snow fell along the New York-Pennsylvania border. Blizzard conditions were met, though, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, with three hours of sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. Along the Massachusetts coast, wind gusts reached 70 mph. Public schools in Boston, which got just under seven inches of snow, will remain closed on Wednesday. Two people, one in New Hampshire and another in Massachusetts, were killed in car accidents caused by the snow.
Here’s what we know so far:
—The National Weather Service says more than a foot of snow is expected in some areas, along with strong winds.
—Nearly 7,000 flights have been canceled.
—This is a developing story and we’ll be following it below. All updates are in Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4).
Northeast Cities Avoid Major Snowfall
Thousands of Flights Canceled Amid Snowstorm
More than 6,000 flights were cancelled Tuesday due to snowfall covering much of the Northeastern U.S. These cancellations were mostly focused on flights going out of or into airports most affected by the storm. More than 70 percent of flights arriving or departing from airports in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and around Washington, D.C., have been canceled. You can find a complete list of today’s cancelations here.
The National Weather Service had reduced its estimate of how much snow will fall on New York City: The city will get 4-8 inches. Boston is expected to get more than a foot of snow; parts of New England could get as many as two feet. A wintry mix in Washington, D.C., has resulted in less-than-expected snowfall, but hazardous road conditions. Here’s what it looks like on radar:
Here is the latest radar imagery for the past few hours. You can see the "snow hole" that was over RI and Eastern MA fill in. pic.twitter.com/WKoYEeUt8v— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) March 14, 2017