The winter snowstorm dropped more snow in some parts of the Northeast than last winter

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.

“Keeping the victims and their families in my prayers,” wrote Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania On Twitter. “Please stay home if you can and stay safe.”
CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said parts of downtown Pennsylvania were covered on much more snow, with the largest amount reported in Wellsboro – 18.8 inches. About 18.5 inches were reported in Dushore and 14 inches in Lock Haven, Vintondale and Sandy Ridge. National Meteorological Service.

There was more than six inches of snow and tinny rain in New York City’s Central Park Thursday early morning, the service said.

“This winter storm is larger than the total ice of 4.8 for the 2019-2020 winter season.” wrote.

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.

“Again, avoid unnecessary travel during this storm,” the NYPD wrote Twitter.
Officials say New York, New Jersey and all of Connecticut are affected by transportation systems throughout the storm. NJ Transit has announced that some bus and rail services will be suspended Thursday morning. The New York City Ferry also announced a delayed departure on Thursday, saying it will not travel during the morning rush hour “while the crew is working to ensure the safety of the riders on landing.”

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all school buildings will be closed on Thursday and personal learning will be interrupted.

“I know we all grew up with the excitement of the months, but this year is different,” he said. wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “Tomorrow will be a FULL REMOTE learning day for our students.”
People walk through a snowstorm in Manhattan on December 16, 2020 in New York City

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.

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The southern part of the system also pushed a cold front in central Florida, spawning several tornadoes in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, Guy said.

In neighboring Polk County, Sheriff Grady Judd said authorities were sent off Wednesday night after they reported a possible tornado north of the Lakeland city limits.

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.