New York, Boston, I-95 predicted to be hit by snow storm, schools to remain closed

Over 30 million individuals spanning from Pennsylvania to New England are currently under a Winter Storm Warning as an impending nor’easter gears up to pummel the area with heavy snowfall. The anticipated snowstorm is expected to severely impede travel along the Interstate 95 corridor, stretching from New York City to Providence in Rhode Island, and onwards to Boston, as per a Fox report.

The fast-moving winter storm was expected to hit the US Northeast early on Tuesday, dumping as much as 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) of snow on New York City before moving north later in the day and walloping Boston with more than a foot, forecasters said.

In New York, temperatures were not expected to dip much below freezing, raising the prospect of heavy and wet snow that is difficult to shovel off sidewalks and plow off roadways, said Bob Oravec, a forecaster with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.

The conditions could create “pretty messy” commutes and potentially down power lines and trees, causing power outages, Reuters reported quoting Bob Oravec.

New York City public schools will close on Tuesday, with classes held remotely for the more than 900,000 students in the nation’s largest school district, Mayor Eric Adams said on Monday. The city also issued a travel advisory, asking residents to stay off the roads on Tuesday so snow plows can keep them clear.

In New England, the forecast of heavy snow prompted Boston’s mayor to declare a state of emergency, canceling Tuesday classes in all city schools, and set off alarm bells for many residents, who scrambled to prepare for the storm.New York City’s “snow drought” of almost two years ended in mid-January, when an Arctic blast dropped about 1.4 inches in the city’s Central Park. Tuesday’s snow is expected to exceed that, possibly creating conditions for sledding and snowball fights, albeit briefly.A fleet of 1,500 large snow plow trucks stood by in New York City, ready to hit the streets, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.

Strong winds, up to 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour), and coastal flooding were also forecast along the New England coast, as well as the Jersey Shore and Long Island.

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In New York, temperatures were not expected to dip much below freezing, raising the prospect of heavy and wet snow that is difficult to shovel off sidewalks and plow off roadways, said Bob Oravec, a forecaster with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.

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New York City public schools will close on Tuesday, with classes held remotely for the more than 900,000 students in the nation’s largest school district, Mayor Eric Adams said on Monday.

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