Another winter storm brought over a foot of snow and widespread power outages across the Northeast US.
Power went out in parts of New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, but the number of outages dwindled as the night wore on, from 260,000 customers earlier in the evening to around 228,000 customers by 10 p.m. according to PowerOutage.us.
Air travel was also halted by the snow. More than 700 flights to and from New York City area airports and Boston’s Logan Airport were canceled Tuesday, according to FlightAware.com.
Heavy snowfall and strong winds are to blame in many regions. Worcester County, Massachusetts has already received more than 2 feet of snow, and Rutland County, Vermont, had seen about 19 inches, NBC News reports.
In Derry, NH, a foot of snow fell and a child was trapped by a falling tree. reported the local fire department. The boy recovered and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, fire officials said.
“Please stay off the roads if possible.”warned the New Hampshire State Police via Twitter. New Hampshire soldiers drove more than 200 crashes and off-road vehicles on Tuesday.
In California, approximately 300,000 customers remain without power due to ongoing storms. More than 800,000 people in the western United States were under flood warnings Tuesday afternoon, NBC said.
The winds were so powerful that a large pane of glass was blown out of a high rise building in san francisco, scaring people in the streets below. Fortunately, no one was injured.
The San Francisco Fire Department issued a “shelter in place” warning for fear of more glass falling. Orders didn’t go up until around 9 pm ET.
Heavy rains in the state could exacerbate flooding problems in already vulnerable areas.
Severe weather is also affecting the southern and southeastern US, as more than 38 million people were under freeze warnings Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Parts of northern Alabama could see temperatures dip to 25 degrees Wednesday morning. The coldest March day on record in Alabama history was 12 degrees in 1993.