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Nor’easter slams Northeast with heavy snow
The long-duration storm will continue to cause snow to pile up into Tuesday night.
- New York City’s Central Park had a storm total of 17.2 inches.
- The storm’s maximum snow total so far is 33 inches in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
- The greatest additional accumulations Tuesday will be in northern New England.
The worst of the sprawling winter storm that dumped heavy snow on New York City on Monday continued its slog into New England on Tuesday, promising more weather misery for residents there.
Tuesday, New Yorkers were digging out from under piles of snow that shut down public transport, canceled flights and closed coronavirus vaccination sites. It was the city’s biggest snowstorm in five years, since the historic blizzard of 2016.
New York City’s Central Park had a storm total of 17.2 inches late Sunday through early Tuesday, weather.com reported. That makes it the 16th-biggest snowstorm on record there dating back to 1869.
“I don’t think we were prepared for it really,” Ricky McDonald, who was shoveling his SUV out of a snowdrift in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning, told the New York Daily News. “I don’t think everyone was aware of how strong it was going to be. But I like it!”
Above-ground subway service resumed Tuesday morning across the city.
The storm’s maximum snow total so far is 33 inches in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
The greatest additional accumulations Tuesday were forecast to be in northern New England, according to weather.com. Most other areas will see lighter snow showers that could produce small accumulations.
The National Weather Service said a foot or more could be on the ground in New England by the time the snow finally tapers off in the northernmost states by Wednesday evening.
High tide caused flooding early Tuesday in coastal areas of Massachusetts, where the storm had already disrupted the second phase of the state’s vaccine rollout. In Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont said the storm forced the postponement of about 10,000 shots and delayed the state’s weekly resupply of vaccine, now expected Tuesday.
A state of emergency imposed by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy remained in effect Tuesday and the state’s six mega sites for COVID-19 vaccines were still closed as plow operators faced snow showers and blowing snow.
In Pennsylvania, authorities said a 67-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who was believed to have wandered away from her home was found dead of hypothermia on an Allentown street Monday morning.
About 60 miles north in Plains Township, three people died in a shooting after an argument over snow removal Monday. Authorities said a married couple were found shot to death in the street, and the body of the suspected shooter was later found inside a nearby residence.
Contributing: The Associated Press