Latest Winter Storm Now Threatens N.E. w/Coastal Flooding
WASHINGTON (AP) — The winter storm that’s buried parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region is now threatening the Northeast and New England with coastal flooding, including parts of the Jersey shore still struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
Pounding surf broke through a temporary dune in Mantoloking, N.J., during the early-morning high tide.
Meanwhile, a fifth death is being blamed on the storm, after a woman was killed in an traffic accident on an icy road in Kentucky last night.
The storm has led to at least four other deaths. A semi-trailer slid off a snow-covered interstate in western Wisconsin, killing two people. A central Indiana woman died when a semi-trailer plowed into her car after she lost control merging onto the highway, and a man from Columbia City in northeast Indiana was killed when his snowmobile left the road, headed across a field and crashed into a wire fence.