2nd massive snowstorm in every week covers northeast | Oklahoma Information
NEW YORK (AP) – A major blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Sunday, less than a week after a storm hit parts of the region more than 2 feet.
By early afternoon, parts of northwest New Jersey and southwest Connecticut had already fallen 5 to 7 inches. New York’s Central Park reported 3 inches. The highest total was recorded in West Whiteland Township west of Philadelphia, where about 9 inches had fallen.
The National Weather Service forecast up to 8 inches of snow in New York City and 2 to 4 inches in Washington, DC. Up to a foot was projected to fall on some areas along the Connecticut coast.
Large, fluffy fakes fell in Rhode Island late on Sunday morning, prompting local governments to issue parking bans on the street and warn of poor travel conditions for the rest of the day. A heavy band of snow heading northeast had dumped 5 inches in the towns of Sharon and Uxbridge, southeast of Boston, by 2 p.m.
In Connecticut, two exits on Interstate 84 in Middlebury were closed by a jacked truck with only one lane passing.
Weather service forecaster Bob Oravec said a mixture of snow and rain would move north on the east coast. “It’s a fast-moving storm,” said Oravec.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday snowfall, which began in the city around 9 a.m., would not shut down COVID-19 vaccination sites.
The massive blizzard that hit the region on February 1st forced hundreds of vaccination dates to be postponed in New York and elsewhere.
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