Blizzard of 2015: Busy cities turn to ghost towns
Almost 30 million people along the East Coast woke up Tuesday morning to states of emergencies and travel bans, and thousands are in the dark without power in Massachusetts. Up to four inches of snow an hour fell in parts of the Northeast in the early morning, as the blizzard brought typically bustling cities to an eerie standstill.
Residents in New England expected up to three feet of snow to fall by late Tuesday, and experienced almost white-out conditions overnight into the morning. People in New York and Philadelphia didn’t fare as badly overnight as meteorologists expected. The accumulation in the city reportedly was 8 to 12 inches of snow. The city is now in a winter storm warning, lifted from a previous blizzard warning that took effect on Monday.