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Record-breaking snow blankets Northeast

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/17/20, 02:14 pm

This week’s storm in the northeastern United States set a new two-day snowfall record, with more than 3 feet in Broome County, N.Y. The Williamsport Regional Airport in Pennsylvania received 24.7 inches of snow, breaking a January 1964 record.

How are states handling it? In New York City, the snow forced the closure of outdoor dining spaces just days after the state banned indoor dining due to COVID-19. Multiple places such as New Hampshire, Connecticut, and eastern New York were dealing with hazardous road conditions and crashes. More heavy snowfall was expected through Thursday afternoon.

Dig deeper: Find the latest weather conditions from the National Weather Service.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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