The Northeast continues to get walloped with snow as the first major winter storm left some areas of the East Coast digging out of snow nearly 4 feet deep.
The storm, which impacted much of the mid-Atlantic region and Northeastern states, left five people dead and more than 70,000 without power. The interior sections of Pennsylvania and New York have taken the majority of the heavy snow with Newark Valley, N.Y., reporting 44 inches. Newark Valley is about 10 miles from Binghamton, N.Y., which also saw snow levels between 40 and 42 inches. The National Weather Service said the amount of snow in Binghamton set a two-day snowfall record for the city.
The storm also caused a 66-vehicle pileup on snow-covered interstate 80 in Pennsylvania. The mile-long stretch of wreckage included 55 semi-trucks and 11 passenger vehicles.
The massive amount of snow led New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to announce a state of emergency in 18 counties. New York City received its heaviest snowfall in the last three years with 10 inches reported.
“This is a lot of snow. This is not a typical kind of snowstorm, this is a bigger, bigger, bigger type of snowstorm,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told NBC10 in Boston. “This is our first big storm in 19 months here in the city of Boston. I hope we don’t set a record this year, but 2020 is one of those years I suppose we could.”
The snow is expected to continue throughout New England as another 6 to 12 inches could accumulate on top of what has already fallen.