By MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News
(NEW YORK) — A deadly snowstorm is slamming the Northeast, closing schools and dropping nearly 4 feet of snow in some areas.
Two people were killed after weather conditions led to a pileup of dozens of cars in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday night.
New York state saw two fatalities and about 600 car accidents, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
In New Jersey, the storm delayed some vaccine deliveries, Gov. Phil Murphy said.
Murphy said he was “not aware of any place that was expecting it that won’t get it” because of the storm. “It just may be a little later than otherwise expected.”
Newark Valley, New York, west of Binghamton, saw 44 inches of snow. Binghamton reported 40 inches, half of the city’s yearly snowfall, in less than 24 hours as snowfall rates reached 3 inches per hour overnight.
Snow is ongoing in New York City and Boston, where in-person learning was canceled on Thursday.
With 10 inches of snowfall, this marks New York City’s biggest snowstorm since January 2016. In Manhattan, outdoor dining is scheduled to resume Thursday night. Indoor dining had been banned starting on Monday because of COVID-19.
Albany, New York, has gotten 18 inches so far, while Hartford, Connecticut, reported 11 inches.
The snowstorm is forecast to leave New York City and toward New England.
Snow likely will continue in New England and Boston through the afternoon.
Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine could see up to 6 more inches.
It will stay cold over the next few days, keeping the snow from melting. Black ice will be a major threat over the next week because temperatures will fall well below freezing overnight.
The Northeast is forecast to see the coldest air of the season on Friday, with wind chills falling below zero in Maine and to the single digits and teens elsewhere in the region.
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