Monster storm sweeps across the country
It’s only going to get worse before it gets better.
A major blizzard – the storm is being called Hercules – has affected more than 100 million people in a 700-mile stretch across the country as it continues to dump snow in some of the country’s busiest cities.
Governors and mayors from the Midwest to the East Coast declared states of emergency. Temperatures dropped below zero degrees in some areas. School superintendents canceled school for the second consecutive day on Friday, extending the holiday break into two weeks for many students. And airports opened late on Friday morning after airlines canceled more than 2,300 flights on Thursday.
The bulk of the snow fell by Friday morning, but many people then began to experience Hercules’ lasting impacts as they dug out from their homes. Officials urged residents to stay off the roads until crews finished storm cleanup.
At least 21 inches of snow fell in Boxford, Mass., according to NBC and MSNBC meteorologist Bill Karins.