NEWARK, NJ — Another Nor’easter is pounding the Northeast with a mix of sleet, heavy rain, and even snow. The National Weather Service issuing coastal flood warnings from southern Maine through coastal North Carolina.
The immediate effect of all of this — flight delays — more than 2,000 US flights have been canceled so far in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and in New Jersey, according to flight tracking website, Flightaware.com.
This Filipino American couple just landed from Paris, and happy to not experience any more delays.
“We were at the sights and all of a sudden the big storm started to happen,” said Ed Miguel. “There were delays in Eurostar trains.”
Amtrak rail service reporting power outages, affecting its Northeast train service.
More than 100,000 customers are without power in the Washington DC region after Thursday night, according to officials.
Federal offices and schools in Washington DC area are closed on today.
As the storm moves up north, the governor of Massachusetts issued a warning to residents.
“I can’t stress this enough: this is not a snowstorm, but it’s a heck of a storm and people need to take it seriously,” said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. “The flooding, especially along the coastal communities will probably exceed the January 4 storm.”
And as a reminder, if you live in an area that’s been told to evacuate, we strongly encourage you to do so first thing tomorrow morning.
Make arrangements to stay with friends, family or neighbors and plan to stay put until Saturday late.
Expect more flight delays and cancellations, according to airport officials, over the weekend as this bad weather passes through the Northeast.