One of the biggest storms of the winter slammed the northeastern United States Monday night into Tuesday night with feet of snow, bringing significant travel disruptions and thousands of power outages.
Over 6,000 flights were canceled across the United States on Tuesday due to the blizzard with hundreds of more cancellations on Wednesday.
Heavy snow also led to road closures, including part of Route 92 in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, when a small avalanche blocked the road with snow.
Snow began falling early on Monday night across Virginia and Pennsylvania, spreading north and eastward by the Tuesday morning commute. The heaviest snow was observed across northeastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York where snowfall rates exceeded 3 inches an hour during the height of the storm.
Many areas from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to Poughkeepsie, New York, and Burlington, Vermont, picked up 1 to 2 feet of snow through Tuesday evening. Endwell, New York was one of the snowiest spots across the entire region with an NWS trained spotter measuring 33.5 inches of snow.
Lingering disruptions may continue across the region through Wednesday as crews work to clean up the snow that fell across the region.
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— Katie Collins (@Neaglereporter) March 14, 2017