Thousands of flights were canceled, Saturday, in the United States in anticipation of a severe storm expected in the east of the country, accompanied by snowfall and strong winds.
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New England and the Northeast, including New York and Boston, were expected to be hardest hit by these extreme weather conditions.
Saleuses et chasse-neige sont prêts dans des villes comme New York, dont le maire, Eric Adams, a prévenu sur Twitter que 30 cm de neige étaient prévus sur la ville, tout en ajoutant que «Mère Nature a tendance à faire ce qu’ she wants”.
About 3,400 flights have already been canceled for Saturday, arriving or departing from the United States, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.
As of Friday, more than 1,450 flights have been cancelled.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has warned of “near-impossible travel conditions” across parts of the Mid-Atlantic and New England coasts, where snowfall is expected to exceed 30cm in some places.
The governors of New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency, while Boston Mayor Michael Wu declared a “snow emergency” for her city.
“Come home tonight, stay home over the weekend, and avoid non-essential travel,” New York Governor Cathy Hochhol said in a statement.
The storm, which is expected to intensify rapidly over the next 24 hours, will result in extremely low temperatures, according to the NWS.