Blizzard Sweeps US East Coast
Several states in the US East Coast have been covered with thick snow as a powerful blizzard swept through the area. Reports said power lines were damaged in many places, cutting off electricity supply to thousands of residents. A member of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency said more than 150,000 people in the state are without power supply.
The so-called “Snowpocalypse” has prompted the governors of New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware to declare a state of emergency in their areas.
Meanwhile, all flights going out of Washington DC’s Reagan National Airport have been canceled. Many flights have also been grounded in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport. Road conditions have posed problems to motorists, with at least two people confirmed dead in Virginia due to a traffic accident. People are being advised to stay in their homes while emergency workers try to clear the roads.
The National Weather Service said the storm could drop record snow fall of more than two feet in some areas, including in the capital.