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Storm leaves closed schools and transportation problems in northeastern states

 New York, – Schools closed in several states, 931 flights canceled and another 3,279 with delays were some of the consequences of the snow storm that hit the northeastern states causing inconvenience to thousands of passengers at airports and users of the system of public transport.

The storm first hit the center of the country before it painted white to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Massachusetts, also knocking down power lines that left thousands of people without that service and roads closed for safety.

Over the weekend millions of people prepared with salt, shovels and food to wait for the scourge of the storm, which was preceded by rain and hit hard after the afternoon.

In New York City, where public school and university classes (CUNY) were canceled, about 12 centimeters of snow fell in the popular Central Park, but it has caused more accumulations to the north, in the counties of Westchester or Rockland, where Some power cuts have been recorded.

The morning arrived with snow covering roads, roofs, cars and the headache, for many, of delays or cancellations in flights, being the most affected the Logan International Airport, in the city of Boston (Massachusetts) with 363 cancellations of departure and entrance and 478 delays, according to the specialized portal FlightAware.
It was followed by LaGuardia Airport, in New York, with 190 cancellations and 146 delays.

In Massachusetts some 5,000 users were without electric power service while its governor, Charlie Baker, authorized public employees to start work in the middle of the morning so that the streets could be cleaned for safety.

According to the National Meteorological Service, Boston has been one of the most impacted by the storm, where up to 42 centimeters were recorded. Eleven towns in Boston accumulated at least 40 centimeters.

The City Council, the public library, cultural centers or the zoo did not operate today and only emergency medical, security and cleaning personnel were active, according to the mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, through Twitter, where he also indicated that more fell. snow than expected.

In the case of the state of Connecticut, local media suggest that this has been the heaviest snowfall of the season, which has registered between about 12 inches of snow southwest and about 42 centimeters northeast, as well as 10,000 people without electricity .

Governor Ned Lamont delayed the opening of public buildings mid-morning to “ensure operators clear roads for everyone’s safety” in the state, which also made New Jersey’s Phil Murphy.

In the central town of Edison (New Jersey) the storm knocked down a large tree that fell on two houses, crossing the roof of one and damaging the next, but none of the families was harmed beyond having to abandon their home, according to local channel ABC 7.

The public transportation system such as Metro North, which travels between New York and Connecticut, suffered delays and asked users to check their website for the itinerary for the possible impact of the storm on the rails.

There were also cancellations and delays in the New Jersey Transit, which provides services in that state, parts of New York and Pennsylvania. (EFEUSA)

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