A winter storm that marched across the United States last week slammed into the East Coast on Monday, closing schools and government offices, canceling flights and making commutes treacherous. Boston Public Schools announced that all city schools will be closed Tuesday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga and Ulster counties. He also deployed 300 members of the National Guard to help with snow removal and cleanup operations in those counties.
New York state offices were closed for all nonessential employees. More than 16 inches of snow fell in the state capital of Albany. In Delanson, about 22 miles northwest of the capital, 27 inches of snow had fallen. In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy ordered government offices to close at noon for nonessential employees.
As of Monday morning, more than 7,500 flights have been delayed into or out of the US within the past day and more than 900 flights have been canceled https://t.co/AWXulytno6
— CNN (@CNN) December 3, 2019
— Justin Chambers (@jctvweather) December 3, 2019