Powerful winter storm brings damaging winds, flooding to the Northeast
A major winter storm that brought snow, ice, severe weather and strong winds to the eastern United States will finally move out of the Northeast and into Canada on Monday.
Coverage for this event has ended.
Winter Storm Warnings and Alerts remain in effect for Western New York and higher elevations from Central Pennsylvania through West Virginia.
Up to three additional inches of snow could fall across Oswego, Watertown, Buffalo and Erie County, New York. Winds gusting up to 35 mph would reduce visibility to a quarter-mile or less according to the National Weather Service.
Up to another inch of snow could fall from Somerset, Pennsylvania though to Beckley, West Virginia. The National Weather Service warns of low visibility and wind chills as low as 5 below with winds gusting to 30 mph.
As temperatures remain below freezing through Tuesday morning any melting snow and slush will refreeze making for a slick morning commute.
Over 38,000 homes and businesses are still without power tonight after winds, ice and snow toppled powerlines. Outages stretch across New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky.
New York's LaGuardia Airport is reporting major delays, up to 55 minutes. Winds are gusting to 26 mph. Airlines canceled 123 flights and 310 flights were delayed today according to FlightAware.com.
Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport is experiencing 30 minute delays according to FlightAware.com. The wind is gusting to 33 mph.
Wind gusts peaked today in the 60-70 mph range across New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maine.
Footage by the Wells Police Department shows ‘angry’ waves crashing onto beachside roads. The National Weather Service indicated waves reached heights of 15 feet on Monday.
Record snow has been recorded in Buffalo, NY.
"2022 has featured the 2nd and now 5th (tied) snowiest January days on record in the city," FOX Weather Meteorologist Greg Diamond says.
Rescues took place in Niantic, Connecticut Monday as high winds brought coastal flooding to the area. The Norwalk Police Department has told residents to avoid flooded places until waters recede.
Ten inches of snow falls on Asheville, North Carolina. Thousands of residents living in North Carolina and South Carolina waiting for power to return after intense winter storm.
Snowfall reports received as of 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17.
The National Weather Service also posted these totals along with the ones in the tweet:
Highest snowfall totals by state as of 3 pm Monday:
MA - East Otis 10"
GA - Clayton 10"
SC - Travelers Rest 9.5"
ME - E. Wakefield 9.5"
NH - Deerfield 9"
KY - Maysville 8.3"
CT - Norfolk 6.7"
NJ - Vernon Valley 5.5"
RI - Foster 2.5"
DC - Northeast 2.2"
DE - Newark 2"
The winter storm is creating intense coastal conditions along Rhode Island beaches. Watch here as the high tide pushes into a restaurant parking lot.
A Gail Warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Monday.
Over 1,700 flight have been delayed and nearly 1,600 flights have been canceled so far in the U.S. Monday.
The town of Ashtabula, Ohio, along Lake Erie has picked up 28 inches of snow since Friday.
Several homes on Bayshore Drive in Milford, Connecticut, flooded on Monday.
The water measured 2 feet deep in some locations.
Several locations in the Northeast and New England have reported wind gusts over 65 mph.
The number of power outages associated with a powerful winter storm have dropped slightly to just over 205,000.
Most of the outages have been reported in North Carolina and South Carolina with about 28,000.
West Virginia has reported around 24,500.
Harpersfield and Madison, Ohio and Banner Elk, North Carolina have received more than 20 inches of snow since Friday.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials confirmed two people were killed Sunday in a crash on Interstate 95 in Nash County. Trooper said speed and the wintry precipitation contributed to the crash.
The 41-year-old driver and his 41-year-old female passenger were killed. The victims were both from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
FOX Weather multimedia journalist Robert Ray is in Asheville, North Carolina, where more than 10 inches of snow fell during the major winter storm.
FOX Weather Correspondent Max Gorden is in Rochester where crews have been busy trying to clear snow from city roads.
The area could see 12-18 inches of snow by the time the storm moves out of the region.
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The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office says residents are encouraged to restrict non-essential travel for the duration of the winter storm.
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Areas along the coast in New England have reported wind gusts higher than 60 mph on Monday morning.
Hundreds of thousands of power outages have been reported up and down the East Coast as a powerful storm system brought severe weather, heavy snow, ice and strong winds to the region.
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On the heels of a winter storm, a fast-moving system, known as an Alberta Clipper, could bring widespread lake-effect snow to northern Minnesota Tuesday morning before moving into the Great Lakes region later in the afternoon.
The winter storm has knocked out power for more than 60,000 customers between South and North Carolina.
Duke Energy said that hazardous road conditions are delaying repairs. The power company estimates restoration later on Monday as conditions improve throughout the day.
The Department of Transportation in Rochester, New York shared video of a plow clearing heavy snow from roads.
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The powerful winter storm affecting the Northeast and New England is expected to move into Canada on Monday afternoon and evening.
Up to 2 feet of snow is possible in some locations.
Concerns for coastal flooding are growing as a powerful winter storm moves through the Northeast on Monday.
Speed restrictions are in place on several roads and highways in New Hampshire.
The restrictions are due to poor visibility and snowy conditions.
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A powerful winter storm is continuing to batter the Northeast with heavy snow, rain and strong winds.
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Strong wind gusts have been reported along the East Coast.
Power outages are likely in the region because of the winter storm.
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Due to the winter storm, new restrictions have been added to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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More than 218,000 power outages have been reported so far, and that number is expected to climb at the major winter storm continues to move through the Northeast.
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Four tornadoes were confirmed in Florida on Sunday.
This was part of the powerful winter system that brought severe weather, heavy snow, ice and rain to the eastern United States.
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Areas near the coast are seeing all rain while snow continues to pile up across the interior.
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