[IN IMAGES] Snowstorm paralyzes northeastern United States

[IN IMAGES] A snowstorm paralyzes the northeast of the & Eacute; states -Unis

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A snowstorm hit a large part of the northeastern United States overnight from Thursday to Friday, crippling air and road transport and schools already disrupted by the morning. the COVID-19 epidemic.

From the White House in Washington to the northeastern states bordering Canada, the snow cover is in some places over 30 cm thick, as in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, New England states, according to the AccuWeather weather website.

Postcard images, the famous Brooklyn Bridge and Times Square in the heart of New York City were blanketed in early morning snow, in a silence rare in the metropolis of nine million people. & Nbsp;

Consequences Immediately after this storm dubbed the “cyclone bomb”, some 830 flights were canceled in the region, according to the website FlightAware.

In New York alone, LaGuardia airport has already canceled more than one third of its flights scheduled for Friday and JFK airport announces, on its Twitter account, 221 grounded on Friday. Same thing at Boston Airport.

Snowfall and inclement weather are expected to last until 10:00 p.m. (03:00 GMT Saturday), according to the U.S. Weather Service (NWS).

In New York City, especially in the north and north of the megalopolis , the snow plow trucks were deployed early in the morning to clear the streets and highways of Queens or Westcheter County, where up to 30 cm of snow was measured.

“This is no 'It's not a snowstorm that's going to stop us, ”New York City mayor Eric Adams exclaimed in the New York Post.

To prevent any risk of accidents on the roads, New York State Transportation Services asked Friday morning to drive only when “necessary.” The governor of the neighboring state of New Jersey Phil Murphy had, on Thursday evening, issued an order declaring a “state of emergency”.

As is often the case during falls snowfall, public schools are mostly closed on Friday, adding to the list of administrations, public services, banks, businesses and businesses disrupted by the resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic due to the Omicron variant./p>

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