Northeast U-S Prepares for Huge Snowstorm, 75 mph Winds
BOSTON (AP) — Schools across New England have closed as the Northeast hunkers down for a storm poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow.
The snow has already begun in some areas, with the heaviest amounts falling at night and into tomorrow. Wind gusts could reach 75 mph. Widespread power failures were feared, along with flooding in coastal areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in October.
Boston could get up to 3 feet of snow, while New York City was expecting 10 to 14 inches. To the south, Philadelphia was looking at a possible 2 to 5 inches.
Amtrak says its Northeast trains will stop running Friday afternoon.
In New England, it could prove to be among the top 10 snowstorms in history.
New York City has 250,000 tons of salt on standby, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg says, “We hope forecasts are exaggerating the amount of snow.”