18 January 2022,   21:12
Winter storm blasts Northeast of the U.S. with 3 feet of snow, leading to 7 deaths

Large parts of the eastern U.S. woke to more than 3 feet of snow as a major winter storm hit parts of New York and Pennsylvania, led to hundreds of car accidents and is suspected in the deaths of at least seven people.

By morning, more than 40 inches had fallen in the New York cities of Binghamton and Endicott and in Litchfield, Pennsylvania.

More than 10 inches of snow and sleet covered New York’s Central Park as of morning, surpassing the 4.8 inches that fell all last winter, the National Weather Service said. Lanes on the Henry Hudson Bridge were closed after a 19-car collision amid the storm, according to the NYPD, which urged people to stay home.