February 2, 2015 9:29:42 pm
A winter storm is bringing its fury to the Northeast on Monday, causing the cancellation of flights, classes and major court cases, a day after it dumped up to a foot-and-a-half of snow on the Chicago area.
The weather system moved slowly eastward through into Pennsylvania, New York state and then into the northern region of New England.
There residents were celebrating the New England Patriots football team’s Super Bowl victory just days after digging out from a massive storm that brought from up to 0.91 meters of snow to some areas.
More than 2,300 flights were cancelled Monday with about a seventh of them at Boston’s Logan Airport. On Sunday, more than 2,000 flights were cancelled in the Midwest, the vast majority of which were in or out of Chicago’s two airports.
The snow storm was expected to deepen off the southern New England coast, bringing accumulations up to 40.6 centimetres to Boston.
In New York state, a winter storm warning is out for more than 20 counties. The Philadelphia area received about 2.5 centimetres of snow before the precipitation changed over to rain.
In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said residents should be ready for a snowy and icy commute. The city may get up to 10 centimetres of snow and ice is possible.
Public officials throughout New England announced parking bans ahead of the storm so crews could keep the roads clear.
The snowstorm is delaying two of America’s biggest court cases the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez and jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Proceedings were expected to resume on Tuesday.
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