The first real winter storm of the season on the northeast coast of the United States caused 180,000 power outages and made the roads extremely dangerous.
The strong wind and abundant wet snow were the first blizzards of the season to bring more than 30 cm of snow to the northeast. About 180,000 New Englanders are still waiting for the light to return. “Most of the storm rainfall first fell as heavy rain, but quickly turned into snow as soon as the cold air intensified. The wet snowstorm generally brought cold winds into the area,” CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said.
The worst effects of the storm were felt in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Shepley, Maine, and Derry, New Hampshire and Paxton, Massachusetts, were the hardest hit by snow.
The National Weather Service now advises people to avoid travel, especially long-distance travel, as roads have become very slippery. Snowploughs constantly work on the roads.