Weekend storm turns deadly in Northeast as tropical-storm-force wind gusts batter region

More than a foot of snow fell across portions of the Northeast and New England over the weekend.

A powerful weekend storm that blasted the Northeast with damaging wind gusts and snow squalls has turned deadly after officials in Pennsylvania said a tree fell onto a home southwest of Harrisburg early Monday morning.

Pennsylvania State Police said high wind gusts toppled a tree onto a home in Cumberland County, killing a man in his 40s. Winds were gusting between 40 and 45 mph when the incident occurred just after 3 a.m. EDT.

Officials said the tree became compromised due to heavy rain over the weekend, and the high wind gusts toppled the tree onto the home on Baltimore Pike.

Three people were inside the home at the time, and no other injuries were reported.

Wind alerts being whittled

While the storm is moving away Monday, cold, blustery conditions continue for millions across the Northeast and New England. However, the wind alerts are slowly being reduced in scope as the storm exits the region.

This graphic shows wind alerts in effect in the Northeast on Monday, March 11, 2024.
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Tropical-storm-force wind gusts reported

This graphic shows the top wind gusts reported across New England on Monday, March 11, 2024.
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Damaging wind gusts were reported across the region Monday, which raised concerns about travel delays at some of the nation’s busiest airports like Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), as well as the risk of power outages due to trees and other debris falling onto utility lines.

In fact, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a ground stop at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey because of high wind gusts. The airport reported a wind gust of 59 mph on Monday morning. That ground stop has since been canceled.

A ground stop was also issued at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) late Monday morning due to wind.

At the height of the storm, Poweroutage.us reported more than 100,000 power outages across the region Monday.

More than a foot of snow fell over the weekend

Additional snow fell in some parts of the Northeast and New England. This came after more than a foot of snow fell in some locations over the weekend.

This graphic shows the top snow totals in the Northeast and New England since Saturday, March 9, 2024.
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