- Blizzard Juno dropped more than a foot (30 cm) of snow across the northeastern United States on Tuesday.
- A state of emergency was declared by governors in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire as the snow blast threatened to affect up to 60 million people in nearly a dozen states.
- It falls short of the massive predicted snowfall that prompted officials across the region to close schools and order travel bans.
- The heaviest snowfall was recorded in parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, while New York City’s Central Park saw just 6 inches (15 cm), less than a quarter of the “historic” snowfall that some meteorologists had predicted.
- Airlines canceled flights, mass transit systems planned to shut down from New York City to Boston, and roads were ordered closed to all traffic in all or parts of five states as a massive blizzard was expected to engulf the Northeast.
- “When you hear the word ‘crippling’ and you look out your window this morning, it is not there,” said John Davitt, a meterologist on New York’s NY1 news channel.
- “Please stay home,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told residents, ordering all but the most essential government workers to stay at home from Monday afternoon until Wednesday at the earliest.
- In New York, according to the MTA, this the first time the entire subway system as well as bridges and tunnels will shut down because of a winter storm.
- Sustained winds in the area might hit 40 miles per hour (64 kph), though gusts as high as 78 mph (126 kph) were recorded on the island of Nantucket, off Massachusetts.
Bullet News has a new app where you can get bullet point summaries from top news providers. Download it here.