BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The latest in a rapid succession of brutal winter storms hit the United States on Wednesday, cutting power to over a million homes and businesses and playing havoc with road and air transport links.
The snow and ice storms in the country’s Northeast triggered states of emergency in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and some districts reported stocks of the salt used to keep roads ice-free were running low.
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The latest in a series of winter storms hit the United States on Wednesday, dropping wet, heavy snow in the Northeast states that disrupted travel and threatened supplies of salt needed to keep roads clear.
Officials in New York and New Jersey warned they were starting to run short of the rock salt used by road crews to keep ice from building up on highways and local roads, the result of the season’s repeated storms.
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – An intense winter storm hit the northeastern United States during the morning commute on Wednesday, threatening to drop up to a foot of snow in parts of central New England and straining states’ ability to keep roads clear.
Following a series of snowfall across the region, suppliers reported shortages of the salt that governments and homeowners rely on to keep roads and sidewalks free of ice.