In Pennsylvania, where the storm dumped heavy snow for hours, two people were killed and multiple others injured after a multi-vehicle crash involving 30 to 60 vehicles on Interstate 80 in Clinton County, authorities said.
on Twitter. “Please stay home if you can and stay safe.”
About 18.5 inches were reported in Dushore and 14 inches in Lock Haven, Vintondale and Sandy Ridge, according to the
National Weather Service.
In New York City’s Central Park, there were more than six inches of snow and sleet early Thursday morning, the service said.
Heavy snowfall caused a 27-vehicle pileup Wednesday, what officials call a chain-reaction event, on the Henry Hudson Bridge, New York Police Department Lt. Thomas Antonetti told CNN. There were no critical injuries, Antonetti added.
Six people were transported to area hospitals for their injuries, according to CNN affiliate WABC.
NJ Transit announced some bus and rail services would remain suspended Thursday morning.
The New York City Ferry also announced a delayed start Thursday, saying it would not operate during morning rush hours “while crews work to ensure rider safety on landings.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced all school buildings would be closed Thursday and in-person learning was canceled.
wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “Tomorrow will be a FULL REMOTE learning day for our students.”
There wasn’t just snow
But the storm didn’t just dump snow. Powerful wind gusts — of about 55 to 65 mph — from Delaware to New Jersey caused minor damage, Guy said. The coastline will likely continue to feel strong winds from New Jersey up through Massachusetts all day Thursday, with a possibility of coastal flooding in Delaware through New Jersey, Guy said.
“Heavy snow will continue as the storm tracks to the northeast and the heavy snowfall will completely exit the region by late afternoon — early evening,” he added.
The southern portion of the system also pushed a cold front across central Florida Wednesday, spawning several tornadoes across Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, Guy said.
said authorities were dispatched Wednesday evening after reports of a possible tornado, just north of the city limits of Lakeland.
Deputies arrived at the area and found “significant damage on two streets,” Judd said, adding two houses appear to be “uninhabitable at this point.”
“There is significant damage to trees and to other homes in the area,” the sheriff said. “We started going door to door … to check for safety security and to make sure there were no injuries.”
The sheriff said they had not received any reports of injuries “even though there was significant damage.”
CNN’s Rebekah Riess and Artemis Moshtaghian contributed to this report.