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Storm Nor’easter: One dead as heavy snow, strong winds cause ‘dangerous’ conditions in US

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More than a foot of snow fell across the northeastern United States as a powerful, fast-moving storm swept through the region.

Parts of New York City and New England experienced heavy snowfall and winds of up to 60 mph when the storm — named Nor’easter — arrived Tuesday morning.

By noon, the storm had left more than a foot of snow in many places, including Farmington, Connecticut, and Sussex, New Jersey, where the snow measured more than 15 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

People clear a sidewalk during a winter snowstorm in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. Parts of the Northeast were hit Tuesday by a snowstorm that canceled flights and schools and prompted people to stay off the roads, while some areas that expected heavy snowfall became less severe as weather conditions changed.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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People clear a sidewalk during a winter snowstorm in Philadelphia. Photo: AP/Matt Rourke

Nelson Taylor, of Providence, R.I., left, uses cross-country skis while walking along a residential street, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, in Providence.  Parts of the Northeast have been hit by a coastal storm that is dumping snow and bringing high winds to some areas, while others aren't getting as much snow as expected.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Photo: AP/Steven Senne

Bad weather caused the delay of more than 1,000 flights departing from New York and Boston airports.

More than 440 car accidents have been reported by New Jersey police, US partner network Sky News, NBC, reported.

Snow covers the windows of a plane parked at a gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Snow covers the windows of a plane parked at a gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Photo: AP/Frank Franklin II

In Pennsylvania, a 20-year-old man died in a snowmobile accident after the machine collided with a downed power line.

Police said at the time that the central Pennsylvania region was experiencing “a multitude of weather conditions due to a winter storm that caused downed trees, power lines and dangerous travel conditions.”

In the state alone, 145,000 power outages were reported.

A plow works to clear snow during a winter storm in Doylestown, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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A plow works to clear snow during a winter storm in Doylestown. Photo: AP/Matt Rourke

Many schools have closed or moved to distance learning, while in Massachusetts flower deliveries ahead of Valentine’s Day have been canceled.

A person cleans a car during a winter snowstorm in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Photo: AP/Matt Rourke

“It’s the day before Valentine’s Day and I had to tell my customers we couldn’t do it,” said florist Robin Métivier, adding, “We’re tough New Englanders, but the flowers cannot stand the cold.

The storm marks the end of a nearly two-year “snow drought” in New York, which has sparked concerns about global warming.

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Robert Carapellucci, sales consultant with Blaise Alexander Mazda of Greater Hazleton, clears snow from one of more than 150 vehicles on the lot following a snowstorm Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. According to the National Weather Service, 13.4 inches of Snow fell in Hazle Twp.  (John Haeger/Standard Speaker via AP)
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Photo: John Haeger/Standard Speaker

On Tuesday, more than 2,000 snow plow trucks were working to salt and clear streets, city officials said, while a travel advisory was issued to citizens.

“In a storm like this, with so much snow coming quickly, we have to come back to the same places again and again, to keep the skies clear and safe,” said Jan Gautam, director of snow removal company Novus based in Manhattan. Interview, said.

People use their snow sleds in New York's Central Park, Tuesday, February 13, 2024, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Photo: AP/Frank Franklin II

Subfreezing temperatures are expected in New York City overnight, according to the city’s official emergency notification system.

“Melting snow and standing water on area roads may become icy. Use extreme caution if traveling this evening through Wednesday morning,” the system wrote on X.

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