Aug 16 2019

LIVE BLOG: Eastern U.S., Canada preparing for potentially dangerous blizzard

TORONTO – The eastern United States and Atlantic Canada are bracing for a potentially historic snowstorm.

In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio told residents, “This could be a storm the likes of which we have never seen before. Don’t underestimate this storm. Prepare for the worst.”

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Blizzard warnings have been issued across New York state, as well as New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Maine.

Travel is being seriously impacted across the most populous area of the United States.

Boston’s Logan International Airport has cancelled flights leaving after 7 p.m. Monday, with no flights expected until late Wednesday.

The storm is expected to produce anywhere from 18 cm to 60 cm of snow along the eastern seaboard.

Blizzard warnings have been issued from New York City to Bangor, Maine with winter storm warnings (white) also issued. In Canada, blizzard warnings have been issued for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Global News

–with files from Global News and The Associated Press

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