Northeast hit with Blizzard of 2015
The blizzard predicted to cause crippling damage throughout the East Coast early this week has parked itself in the eastern sections of New England, including Worcester, Massachusetts, where the nonstop snowfall was just seven inches away from making history at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The city is closing in on an all-time record snowfall of 32.1 inches. NBC News’ meteorologist Bill Karins expected the heavy snow to continue in the region throughout the morning, and predicted as much as 40 inches of snow to fall in Worcester.
At least 14,000 people are in the dark without power in Massachusetts, where residents were experiencing white-out conditions and flooding is a major concern. Up to four inches of snow an hour fell in parts of the Northeast in the early morning, as the storm, named “Juno,” brought typically bustling cities to an eerie standstill.