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  • Northeast snow storm leaves one dead.
  • Snow paralyzes several cities.
  • The snow canceled flights and caused massive delays.

A snow storm blasted the northeastern United States, where experts reported more than a foot of snow.

A 20-year-old man in Newberry Township, Pennsylvania was killed in an accident related to the storm.

The fatal accident occurred when his snowmobile collided with a downed power line, killing him instantly.

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Newberry Township Police reported that central Pennsylvania was facing extreme weather conditions, with downed trees, downed power lines and dangerous travel conditions.

«At the time, the central Pennsylvania area was experiencing a multitude of weather-related conditions,» police stated.

They added that this was due to a winter storm that «caused downed trees, downed power lines and hazardous travel conditions throughout the area

It is worth mentioning that the effects of the storm were not limited to individual tragedies, but affected the entire region.

Thousands without power due to Northeast snow storm

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Pennsylvania experienced its heaviest snowfall in two years, with 1,200 weather-related accidents and nearly 140,000 people without power.

New Jersey was also hit, with more than 250 traffic accidents reported, according to Governor Phil Murphy.

New York City experienced a historic snowfall that ended a 744-day streak with less than one inch of snow.

Mayor Eric Adams advised New Yorkers to stay home, but many chose to enjoy the snow, turning the city into a scene worthy of a movie.

NYC schools experience technical difficulties

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After recommending citizens stay home, Mayor Adams shared a video on social media showing a Queens street covered in white, with no cars.

The snowfall also closed city schools, forcing students to switch to online classes.

However, technical issues with the Department of Education’s system made it difficult for many to access Google Classroom.

Boston, Massachusetts, was also affected, with the closure of schools and public buildings such as libraries, municipal offices and community centers.

Northeast snow storm affects flights

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In Philadelphia, schools remained open, but classes started two hours late, according to EFE.

The storm also significantly impacted air travel, with U.S. airlines suspending nearly 1,500 flights on Tuesday.

The majority of these cancellations were at three airports: 37% were at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York; 27% in Newark, New Jersey and 26% at Boston’s Logan Airport.

Additionally, more than 10,000 flights experienced delays across the country, creating chaos for travelers.

Numerous accidents in Pennsylvania

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The snow storm first hit parts of eastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday, causing numerous accidents and even shutting down Interstate 83 in York County.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the road in Fairview Township had to be closed due to several vehicles being stuck while heavy snow fell.

So many vehicles were trapped that snow plows couldn’t get onto the roads to clear the snow and ice, according Fox Weather.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) said it had more than 2,100 crews on the state’s roads and highways implementing a speed restriction.

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