Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Photos: Blizzard of 2017 drops 42 inches of snow, brings travel to standstill in northeastern US

By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer
March 15,2017, 1:25:35PM,EDT

One of the biggest storms of the winter slammed the northeastern United States Monday night into Tuesday night with feet of snow, bringing significant travel disruptions and thousands of power outages.
Over 6,000 flights were canceled across the United States on Tuesday due to the blizzard with hundreds of more cancellations on Wednesday.
Gusts frequented 60 mph from New Jersey to New England with gusts to hurricane force near Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Heavy snow also led to road closures, including part of Route 92 in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, when a small avalanche blocked the road with snow.
Three fatalities have been reported amid the blizzard, according to the Associated Press. One was a 16-year-old girl died when she lost control of her vehicle on a snowy road in Gilford, New Hampshire, and the other was an elderly man who died after being struck by a snow plow truck in East Hartford, Connecticut.
A snow plow driver died in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, as his vehicle was hit by an Amtrak train as it crossed the tracks.
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Snow began falling early on Monday night across Virginia and Pennsylvania, spreading north and eastward by the Tuesday morning commute. The heaviest snow was observed across northeastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York where snowfall rates exceeded 3 inches an hour during the height of the storm.
Many areas from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Poughkeepsie, New York, and Burlington, Vermont, picked up 1 to 2 feet of snow through Tuesday evening. West Winfield, New York, was one of the snowiest spots across the entire region with an NWS trained spotter measuring 42 inches of snow.
The 29.7 inches of snow that fell in Burlington is the third highest snowfall total in recorded history for the city. In Binghamton, New York, a 24-hour snowfall record was broken. The total of 31 inches broke the previous record of 23 inches set in February 1961. The snowfall was measured from 3 a.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Lingering disruptions may continue across the region through Wednesday as crews work to clean up the snow that fell across the region.
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The Tunkhannock Township Police report a second slide on SR 92 south, just south of the SR 307 intersection. (Photo/Tunkhannock Township Police)
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25.7 inches of snow on a car in Afton, New York. (Photo/Brent McGrady)

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Snow covers the ground in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Snow covers the ground in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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A person crosses a street in blowing snow during a winter storm Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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Snow burrying a car in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. (Photo/Twitter user@DaveSkutnik)

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Snow in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo/Twitter user @DaveSkutnik)
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Snow topped two feet in Otisville, New York on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo/Twitter user @ginamarie090)

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The streets of Brooklyn, New York, were covered in snow around 2 a.m. Tuesday. (Photo/Instagram user/Terenaspatrick)
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(Photo/Narragansett Emergency Management Association)
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Snow in Durham, New York on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo/Twitter user @tperez78)
C.r. Yellowleaf Le Meek
Wow, hang tough, folks. We got lucky here in Ohio.
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Giulio Gavotti ·
the worst is when your boss lives in a city that got 6 inches and you live far away, in that suburban spot which got 14".
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Christopher Moseley ·
Two inches of snow up here in mid Michigan. Whoop de doo.
Max Burgess ·
Enjoying spring here in Nebraska!
Susan Z Jones ·
We got the brunt of the storm in Whitesboro NY
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Susan Z Jones ·
Whitesboro,NY 30.2 inches of snow..
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Marc Batko ·
Works at Retired
Here are philosophical and theological thoughts to help against the winds that blows down everything except the Wall St banks and the credit-bubble prosperity myth:
Roger Strickland ·
Last week wind
This week snow
next week monsoon??
Climate is always changing...climate change.
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Gary Meyers ·
What you describe is weather.
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John C. Hartsock ·
It's existential. Crisis serves as a distraction for people.The media are happy to accomodate. Of course, why do people want the distraction? Read Kierkegaard's essay on the ice skater.
C.r. Yellowleaf Le Meek
Dear Sir. Why are you showing off your bookshelf and waxing loquacious here? It's a lot of snow in a short time. Newsworthy. More than a distraction for those experiencing it first hand. Help us. Turn that mind toward the clown driving the car full of flaming skulls at the White House.
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Vicki Wiese ·
Best to be prepared: Whos house will you go to for food,water,medicalhelp or? I would rather have to much then not enough. You are intelligant, take the medias reports as a caution, not a fact. Literally...
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Gary Meyers ·
Vicki, I find your post amusing. To instead of too, then rather than than, and finally intelligant instead of inteligent.
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Paul Figueroa ·
Gary Meyers even more amusing is that it's purportedly from the University of Washington. How easy is it to get in there?
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Vicki Wiese ·
Gary Meyers
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Vicki Wiese ·
Missed whos whose
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Dennis A. Bou
Grammar people ....
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Lee Boice
More media hype . Anyone get it yet ? Start a panic , everyone is glued to their media outlets , panic shopping . Crisis mode has become the norm .People stocking up 5 days of food like anyone is going to literally be stranded for 5 days in their houses . It snowed happens
Scott Geesey ·
Lee, this has happened with every storm as far back as we can remember. Not just media hype although those folks do get wound up over a big story. I remember people filling the grocery stores before snow storms when I was a kid many moons ago. Must be in the DNA. It happens...and it will happen again.
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John Manzo ·
You're upset because a weather site is reporting on weather? You've been triggered, snowflake. Head back to your safe space.
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Joy Cee
Hype? My area got 30" of snow and everything is shut down. There's a travel ban because of white out conditions and drifting snow. Just because AccuWeather posts a picture of DC with their cute little two inches doesn't mean that everyone looks like a Currier and Ives postcard.

I got a couple days of food because I'm not leaving the house for a couple days. Not everyone can walk to a bodega on the corner.
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Sharon Vogel
Maybe not this time in some areas, but I have been stranded in Buffalo three times in my memory. Once only two years ago during the November storm. Not everyone lives in the city and it takes time to get all roads open and lift a travel ban. The only difference is during the winter, I make sure I have enough food and necessities in the house to get through it without going out.
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Tim Trivellin ·
Yes, the areas that got 2' feet are more, they LITERALLY will NOT be going anywhere for two or more days because most roads will not be opened before then.
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Marbra Ann Cohen ·
Those that are shoveling snow, please be careful. Rest often and take at least 10 slow breaths before continuing.
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Francis Figliola ·
Take a baby apririn first.
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