(CNN, March 14,2017): New York City and Philadelphia have been spared the worst of a nor’easter, but the storm is walloping other parts of the region with heavy snow and high winds — with nearly 15 million people still in the path of blizzard conditions.
Northeast snowstorm shifts from New York City; 15 million still under blizzard warning
The storm has wrought chaos on travel and daily life, with more than 7,800 US flights Monday through Wednesday canceled and thousands of schools closed. Connecticut banned highway travel Tuesday, and some major regional rail traffic was suspended.
A blizzard warning — cautioning that high winds will combine with snow for poor visibility — was in effect midday Tuesday for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, upstate New York and the six New England states.
And winter storm warnings and watches have been hoisted over a region stretching from Ohio and West Virginia into Maine.