Blizzard Cripples Boston, Spares New York
On Tuesday, Boston and the nearby New England were crippled by powerful blizzard. About 4.5 million people had to grapple with more than three feet of snow. The coastal areas were flooded, but the residents of New York City were spared from the wrath of the weather. They were also expecting a considerable damage.
According to the forecast, the snow fall continues till early Wednesday in some parts of Eastern England. It is expected that Boston will experience a record snowfall on Wednesday. Logan International Airport had 23.3 inches of snow fall on Tuesday evening brought in by the strong winds.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said that some places are experiencing drifts of four to six feet and this shows how big the storm that had hit most of the Massachusetts is. It is expected that the travel ban in the state would get lifted by midnight, but the residents of Massachusetts were requested to stay off from the roads, as long as possible.
Though the train, bus and subway services in the Boston area are set to resume the services fully today, there will be possible delays in the commute all day long.
According to William Pittman, the Police Chief, Nantucket Resort Island was at a standstill as the homes and businesses were affected due to lack of power supply. It is a difficult task for the crews working to restore the power supply as they got struck on the roads.
Pittman said that people took refuge in a shelter at a high school because of the lack of heating system and electricity in their homes and some people preferred to use the running cars to keep them warm.
Pittman warned that the people will be going to have a tough night today as well as there are predictions of a fresh snowfall and stormy conditions. Downed power lines, fallen trees and icy water on roadways are going to cause more trouble today. He expected that things will start to improve after midnight.
Local reports say that the downtown waterfront of the island was closed due to icy flooding and roads are shut down due to white-out situations. The plane services as well as the ferry services are also affected by the bad weather.
South of Boston was worst affected by the flooding caused by storm. A place called Marshfield, that is situated 30 miles south of Boston, saw high waves breach the sea wall and caused damages to 11 homes. The residents of this area were asked to evacuate by the police.
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