Snow, Snow Go Away!

Staff Writer: Santana Lozano

The east coast was caught off guard by a massive winter storm, Jonas, that caused serious chaos. The storm took place on Friday, January 22 and continued to get worse through the night and into the early morning of Saturday, January 23.

Not only did this storm cause major traffic on highways and the grounding of thousands of flights, but it also shut down travel in the largest city in the nation, New York City. Also, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. At least 50 deaths were recorded as a result of this winter storm. People died by getting in car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks while shoveling snow.

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Glengary, West Virginia, received 40 inches of snow; Philomont, Virginia, received 39 inches; Redhouse, Maryland, got up to 38 inches; Central Park recorded 25.1 inches; and Baltimore received 29.2 inches.

On top of these deep depths of snow, there were also icy roads, freezing rains, broken bridges, flooding rivers, and an abundance of other damages that were caused by the snow that will be costly to fix. Thankfully, the snow stopped falling and damage repair started on Sunday, January 24 but is still a work in progress.

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“There’s the storm, and you got the full moon which is causing the unusually high tides anyway, and that combination is producing a lot of flooding along the coast from the mid-Atlantic and eventually on up into New England,” said Tom Kines, senior meteorologist with Accuweather.

“I remember the Snowpocalypse a couple years ago. The storm got bad while we were at school and in result, hundreds of kids struggled to get home. I actually ended up sleeping at the school that night along with many other students. It’s vital that we stay cautious when it comes to these winter storms so that no one gets hurt and everyone gets home safe.” – Alexa Lozano

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