LOUISE BOYLE and ALEX WARD and MICHAEL ZENNIE
UK Daily Mail
January 3, 2014
A blustering winter storm that dropped nearly 2 feet of snow just north of Boston, shut down major highways in New York and Pennsylvania and forced U.S. airlines to cancel thousands of flights nationwide menaced the Northeast on Friday with howling winds and frigid temperatures.
The brutal weather – which brought plummeting temperatures to some areas that forecasters predicted could see highs just above zero and wind chill readings of minus 10 degrees and colder by early on Friday – dumped 21 inches of snow in Boxford, Massachusetts, by late Thursday and 18 inches in parts of western New York near Rochester. Up to 7 inches fell in New York City by Friday morning.
The snowfall, frigid cold and stiff winds extended the holiday break for some students for a second day while posing the first test for New York City’s new mayor and perhaps the last challenge for Boston’s outgoing one.
U.S. airlines canceled around 4,000 flights because of the snowfall and low visibility.
This article was posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:41 am