New York decrees a state of emergency on the eve of the worst snowfall in the last five years

The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, has decreed a state of emergency in anticipation that the city will suffer in the coming days its heaviest snowfall in the last five years, with snowfalls of up to 10 centimeters per hour.

“This is a very dangerous storm, it will bring heavy snowfalls and will make traveling dangerous in all neighborhoods of our city,” warned De Blasio, who has asked neighbors to stay home and leave “the roads clear for residents. emergency vehicles “.

The storm is expected to hit New York City with heavy snowfall and winds of up to 95 kilometers per hour until Tuesday, as well as other regions of the northeastern United States, such as New England, Philadelphia and Boston.

The National Meteorological Service has warned that the situation on the northeast coast will be “difficult or impossible”, which is why it has already decided to cancel 75 percent of the flights planned at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York and in the Newark Liberty of New Jersey.

The forecasts contemplate the possibility that a layer of snow between 45 and 60 centimeters thick is created in New York, so the city has already announced the closure of schools for the next two days, as well as the suspension of the campaign vaccination against COVID-19.

For his part, the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has advanced the possible closure of roads, as well as of some of the subway lines and has not ruled out that “a very serious situation” may occur in the next few hours. warned this Monday on a New York station.

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