At least seven people were reported dead in weather-related incidents throughout the United States on Monday due to a winter storm.
The storm entered the region Sunday and more than a foot of snow had already fallen in Albany, N.Y., by early Monday. Nearly 21 inches were recorded in East Glenville. More than 5,600 U.S. flights were delayed and 1,642 cancelled on Monday. After all, this Thanksgiving travel period was one of the busiest on record. the National Weather Service issued warnings and advisories from northern Maine to as far south as Bristol, Tennessee including for major cities like Boston, New York and Philadelphia. All government offices in New Jersey reduced the non essential activities. Boston Public Schools announced all of its schools would be closed on Tuesday due to the storm.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga and Ulster counties. Schools closed or delayed start times from New England to North Carolina. The New Jersey Department of Transportation banned tractor-trailers, empty commercial vehicles, RVs, motorcycles and personal vehicles pulling trailers from parts of Interstate 80, I-78, and I-287. New York state police had responded to more than 740 storm-related crashes statewide since the snow started .The winter storm slams the East Coast with snow, ice and rain.