Travel chaos as deadly Winter Storm Avery prepares to dump up to six inches of snow on the East Coast from DC to Boston, closing schools and snarling airports with 80 million in its path | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Travel chaos as deadly Winter Storm Avery prepares to dump up to six inches of snow on the East Coast from DC to Boston, closing schools and snarling airports with 80 million in its path

Winter Storm Avery has struck New York City, continuing up the East Coast and causing travel chaos and school closures after killing at least five.

More than 80 million people braced for the Arctic blast on Thursday as winter storm alerts were issued from St Louis through the Appalachian Mountains to New York and New England.

Nearly half a million people across the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Northeast were left without power after the storm struck last night.

The storm was forecast to dump as much as six inches on parts of New England, while in the Midwest the St Louis area saw the highest accumulation with up to eight inches of snow on Thursday morning.

The storm has already wreaked havoc on roads in the South, where icy roads led to fatal crashes in Mississippi and Arkansas on Wednesday night.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA