Regarded as perhaps the biggest snowstorm to hit New York in the city’s recorded history, cities across the East Coast of the United States are undergoing heavy blizzards along with freezing rain and massive snowfall, which is expected to amount to a depth of 3 feet. Boston, Philadelphia, Massachusetts and Newark, ranging between the shoreline falling between the states of Pennsylvania and Maine, are among the most affected areas from the progress of the storm.
Regional air operators like the American Airlines Group, which includes American Airlines and US Airways, along with Delta Airlines and SouthWest Airlines have cancelled their flight operations in the zone since Monday. About 3,500 flights have been cancelled in total for Monday and Tuesday, while more flights are expected to be cancelled on Wednesday and onwards as well. Airlines are offering free rebooking of their passenger’s flights, along with reimbursing tickets as well as changing itineraries.
Tens of millions of people are under direct impact of being stranded from any form of transportation in the immediate areas of the storm. Power outages and shutdown is also expected towards the suburbs for safety as well as the damages incurred owing to the strong winds. Weather reports predict that flooding will follow especially in areas neighboring the coast.