The Capitol Dome under the Snow in Washington? January 16, 2022 (AFP / Stefani Reynolds)
After a major winter storm of millions of Americans erupted on Monday, power outages and disruptions to road and air traffic caused the East America to be hit with its share of snow and ice.
According to the American media, the winter weather warning is affecting more than 80 million people.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has warned that a “major winter storm” could hit the eastern United States before moving toward southern Canada.
He pointed out that up to 30 centimeters of snow could cover parts of the area from Tennessee and Georgia in the southeast to Vermont and New York State in the northeast with heavy winds and snowfall.
Winds could reach hurricanes off the Atlantic coast, the NWS warned.
According to PowerOutage.us, about 190,000 people were affected by the power outage early Monday morning.
Thousands of domestic and foreign flights have been canceled. Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina has been hit hardest with 1,200 canceled flights, more than 90% of its scheduled services, according to the FlightAware website.
Several states announced traffic disruptions Sunday evening and part of the I95 Interstate Highway was closed in North Carolina.
Motorists have been warned of “dangerous road conditions” and high traffic warnings from Arkansas (south) to Maine (northeast).
AFP / Stefani Reynolds (AFP / Stefani Reynolds) at Union Station Washington during the winter storm of January 16, 2022
“Already the Arctic winds in Central and Eastern America will combine with this dynamic system to form a thick layer of ice of more than 30 centimeters,” the NWS said, adding that the Appalachian Mountains were experiencing 2.5 cm of snowfall per day. Monday hours and Tuesday frosts.
Florida (southeast), which has become very accustomed to good weather even at this time of year, was indirectly affected when several hurricanes caused by this winter storm caused property damage and coastal flooding on Sunday, according to the weather channel.
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In Georgia, another state most affected, Governor Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Friday, and snowstorms are working to clear roads.
Snowfall on a street in Washington during a winter storm, January 16, 2022 (AFP / Stefani Reynolds)
Moderate snowfall in Atlanta.
Virginia and North Carolina have also declared a state of emergency. According to the weather channel, more than 30 cm of snow fell in the latter state.
Virginia Police said on Twitter several minor traffic accidents and traffic stops on a major highway in the south of the state.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper confirmed on Twitter that up to 30 centimeters of snow had fallen in some areas at noon, causing severe snowfall in the center of the “state” and calling for people to stay sheltered and avoid travel. Possibility.
In the same state, local channel ABC reported that students experienced great fear when the roof of a university dwelling collapsed, causing no injuries.
Pedestrians at the National Mall in Washington (AFP / Stefani Reynolds) during a winter storm on January 16, 2022
“It was so scary,” Melody Ferguson, a Broward College student, told the store.
The Northeastern United States had already detected snow in early January, covered with a white coat up to 30 cm thick. Hundreds of motorists were stranded for almost 20 hours on the big axis connecting the capital, Washington.
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