(ANSA) – NEW YORK, 03 JAN – About twenty million people are on weather alert due to a strong disturbance that is moving along the east coast of the United States. Up to 20cm of snow is expected in some states, and in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has already declared a state of emergency in five counties. In Washington DC, federal offices have closed while in New York City Mayor Eric Adams has set up salt spreaders to prevent ice from forming on the roads.
The arrival of bad weather will also worsen the air traffic situation. In addition to the 2,700 flights canceled on Sunday alone, also due to the lack of staff due to Covid infections, another 1,800 flights were canceled today, mostly at airports on the east coast.
There were also hundreds of delays.
Weather warnings also in some southern states such as Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee while the Midwest has been in the grip of the cold for days with temperatures well below freezing. (HANDLE).
Source From: Ansa