View Full Version : The blizzard is coming!

01-26-2015, 11:11 PM
Robert Burck, the Naked Cowboy, plays his guitar in the middle of Times Square on Monday, January 26, 2015 as snow starts hitting much of the Northeast.
Forecasters are calling for blizzard conditions and snow depth of up to three feet in some areas. (David Handschuh/Yahoo News)

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a blizzard warning for New York City and surrounding… The first flakes have already begun falling from New Jersey up through Boston. More than 5,000 flights have already been cancelled. Store shelves have been cleared of bread and milk.

Motorists are advised to heed all travel bans as they are issued until the all-clear has been given.[/CENTER]

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

Snow was blowing sideways with ever-increasing intensity in New York City by midafternoon as flurries began in Boston. Forecasters said the storm would build into a blizzard, and the brunt of it would hit late Monday and into Tuesday.

As the snow got heavier, much of the region rushed to shut down.

More than 6,500 flights in and out of the Northeast were canceled, and many of them may not take off again until Wednesday. Schools and businesses let out early. Government offices closed. Shoppers stocking up on food jammed supermarkets and elbowed one another for what was left. Broadway stages went dark.

One World Trade Center obscured in the background, at Liberty State Park, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J