Major power outages have been reported across the East Coast as a Nor’easter strikes the region.
In Massachusetts, parts of the state could receive up to 18 inches of snowfall through the duration of the storm. There are also high risks of coastal flooding, with the potential for high tide flooding. More than 37,000 people are without power across the state amid the frigid temperatures. (source)
In parts of New York, they have already accumulated as much as 2 feet of snow, with around a quarter of flights out of JFK International being cancelled. All flights out of LaGuardia have been stopped. Over 158,000 people in New York are without power. (source)
During a flight to Washington D.C., a pilot reports that “pretty much everyone on the plane threw up” due to the heavy turbulence. The descent was exceptionally turbulent due to the heavy winds. (source)
Winter storm Riley has now knocked power out for 1.4 million people along the east coast from North Carolina to Maine. At least one death has been attributed to the storm as well. (source)