In Pennsylvania, where the storm threw heavy snow for hours, two people died and several were injured in a multi-vehicle accident with 30 to 60 vehicles in Clinton County’s Interstate 80, according to authorities.
There was more than six inches of snow and tinny rain in New York City’s Central Park Thursday early morning, the service said.
Due to heavy snowfall, 27 vehicles piled up on Wednesday, officials call a chain reaction, on Henry Hudson Bridge, Thomas Antonetti, a lieutenant in the New York Police Department, told CNN. There were no critical injuries, Antonetti added.
According to the CNN affiliated WABC, six people were transported to nearby hospitals because of their injuries.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all school buildings will be closed on Thursday and personal learning will be interrupted.
It wasn’t just snow
But the storm didn’t just fall into the snow. Strong gusts from Delaware to New Jersey – about 55-65 mph / hr – caused minor damage, Guy said. The coast is likely to continue to experience strong winds from New Jersey to Massachusetts through Thursday, and coastal flooding in Delaware via New Jersey is possible, Guy said.
“The heavy snowfall will continue as the storm moves northeast and the heavy snowfall will leave the region completely by late afternoon – early evening,” he added.
The southern part of the system also pushed a cold front in central Florida, spawning several tornadoes in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, Guy said.
Deputies arrived in the area and “found significant damage in two streets,” Judd said, adding that two houses appear to be “uninhabitable at this point.”
“There is significant damage to the trees and other houses in the area,” the sheriff said. “We started walking from house to house … to check for safety and make sure there were no injuries.”
The sheriff said they had not received any reports of injuries “despite significant damage.”
CNN Rebekah Riess and Artemis Moshtaghian contributed to this report.