December 18th – Blizzard suddenly fell in several states of the northeast of the United States on the 17th local time. The snow covered more than 3 feet (about 91 centimeters) and tens of thousands of residents across the East Coast were powered off.
The blizzard caused hundreds of car accidents and killed at least seven people. Several Northeastern states have declared a state of emergency, and the governor of New Jersey has even ordered the closure of state offices.
The National Weather Service said that by the morning of the 17th, the snow in Central Park in New York had exceeded 10 inches (about 25.4 centimeters), which exceeded the amount of snowfall of 4.8 inches (about 12 centimeters) throughout last winter.
According to the New York Police Department, after 19 cars collided on Hudson Bridge in the blizzard, the lane had to be closed.
As of the morning of the 17th, about 10,000 users in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut had outages. New York Governor Cuomo blamed the blizzard for the death of two people in the state, but did not provide more details.
According to police, two people died in a crash involving dozens of cars on Interstate 80 in Clinton County, Pennsylvania; two drivers in Snyder County who drove their cars out of control in the snow. Another Pennsylvania man was injured by a municipal snow sweeper.