After a strong winter storm hit the northern half of the country a day earlier, some 1,400 US flights were cancelled early on Sunday, with much calmer weather expected on Sunday.
In reaction to the storm, which developed in the Atlantic Ocean off the Carolinas and was expected to continue dumping snow through Sunday morning as it headed north to Maine, several states in the United States declared emergencies.
According to flight-tracking website FlightAware.com, the total number of flight cancellations inside, into, or out of the United States was around 1,400 as of 10:30 a.m. ET (1530 GMT). According to the data, another 647 flights belonging to the United States were delayed.
As of early Sunday, New York City’s LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, as well as Boston’s Logan International Airport, each experienced over 200 flight cancellations.
On Saturday, a powerful winter storm dumped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow in some locations while also bringing severe winds, causing thousands of flight cancellations and prompting governors in Rhode Island and other states to restrict road access.
Governor Kathy Hochul said WCBS-TV on Sunday that the Long Island borough of Islip was the hardest hit statewide. “We’re going to award them the golden snowball for this storm and this week. They were 24.7 inches tall “Hochul remarked.
The National Weather Service forecasted much calmer weather for the US East Coast on Sunday.
According to the Weather Network channel, the worst of the cold weather has passed through Atlantic Canada, but several cities were still battling with blowing snow, rain, strong winds, and storm surge on Sunday.
The local police department claimed that conditions on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket were improving after a strong nor’easter flooded roadways and caused a huge power outage on Saturday. According to a snapshot posted on social media, the water was deep enough for two high school students to row a canoe down a flooded street.
According to the PowerOutage.us website, around 53,000 out of 2.6 million consumers in Massachusetts were without power as of early Sunday.
According to a Nassau County Police Department officer, the weather may have played a role in the death of an elderly woman who was discovered on Saturday in a hotel parking lot in Uniondale, New York, with her car window open.