'A very good day to remain house': Heavy snow slams Northeast, brings extra journey woes to area – USA TODAY

A winter storm that handed parts of the South on Thursday moved into the Northeast early Friday, bringing heavy snow and journey troubles to cities corresponding to Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
The system will strengthen Friday and impression areas farther north that had been missed by the final winter storm – with some areas predicted to select up a foot of snow, AccuWeather stated.
The storm pressured the cancellation of tons of of flights out and in of the three airports within the New York metro space, in keeping with FlightAware.com. Vacationers had been suggested to verify with their airways.
With snow falling on the fee of as much as 3 inches per hour within the New York space, the Nationwide Climate Service there warned “journey has turn out to be very treacherous with snow cowl on all untreated roads.”
Colleges and authorities places of work had been closed throughout the Northeast on Friday, although New York Metropolis colleges remained open.
A few of the highest snow quantities within the Northeast are being reported in Rhode Island and Connecticut , AccuWeather stated. Burrillville, Rhode Island, had reported 13 inches as of 9 a.m.
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A snow complete of 12 inches was reported in Hebron, Connecticut, a city within the south-central portion of the state.
Early Friday morning, Connecticut’s Division of Transportation stated it will be “a superb day to remain house.”
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker urged individuals to remain off the roads and take public transportation if attainable.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency for all the state and delayed opening state places of work for nonessential staff till 11 a.m.
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The storm hit components of the South on Thursday, the place Kentucky reported over half a foot of snow in lots of areas, with some places topping out at or above 8 inches. Lexington acquired practically 10 inches, the town’s seventh-snowiest day on document. Metropolis police reported over 100 accidents, 18 of which resulted in accidents, AccuWeather stated.
Because of the storm, Gov. Andy Beshear issued a state of emergency in Kentucky.
Heavy snow additionally coated a lot of Tennessee, the place Nashville noticed 6.3 inches on Thursday, shattering the town’s earlier every day document of 4 inches that had stood since 1977, the Nationwide Climate Service stated.
Contributing: The Related Press