Winter snow storm dropped more snow in parts of the Northeast than last year’s entire winter season

Virginia State Police confirmed that a 19-year-old involved in a collision in Pulaski died after his vehicle ran off the side of the highway, hit an embankment, and overturned.

Brannagan K. Locklear was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told CNN. Slippery road conditions were believed to be a factor in the cause of the crash, Geller added.

In Pennsylvania, where the storm dumped heavy snow for hours on end, two people were killed and several others injured after a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 in Clinton County, authorities said.

“To keep the victims and their families in my prayers,” wrote Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Twitter. “Please stay home if you can and stay safe.”
Parts of central Pennsylvania were covered in more than 12 inches of snow, with the highest number reported in Wellsboro – a staggering 18 inches, according to CNN meteorologist Michael Guy. About 45 cm was reported in Dushore and 14 inches in Lock Haven, Vintondale and Sandy Ridge, according to the National weather service.
Snow blankets in Times Square in New York City on Wednesdays.

Central Park in New York City had more than six inches of snow and sleet on Thursday morning, the service said.

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“This winter storm is greater than the total snow for the 2019-2020 winter season of 4.8” wrote.

Heavy snow caused a pile-up of 27 vehicles, what officials call a chain reaction, on the Henry Hudson Bridge on Wednesday, New York Police Department Lieutenant Thomas Antonetti told CNN. There were no critical injuries, Antonetti added.

According to CNN subsidiary WABC, six people were transported to hospitals in the region for their injuries.

Again, avoid unnecessary travel during this storm, the NYPD went on to write Twitter.
Transportation systems in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were all affected by the storm, officials said. NJ Transit announced that some bus and train services would remain suspended on Thursday morning. The New York City Ferry also announced a delayed start on Thursday, saying it would not operate during the morning rush hour “while crews work to ensure rider safety on landings.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that all school buildings would be closed and personal learning was canceled.

“I know we all grew up with the excitement of snow days, but this year is different,” he wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “Tomorrow will be a FULL DISTANCE learning day for our students.”
People walk through a snowstorm in New York City on Wednesday.

There was not only snow

But the storm didn’t just throw snow. Powerful gusts of wind – from about 55 to 65 mph – from Delaware to New Jersey caused minor damage, Guy said. The coastline is likely to continue to feel strong winds from New Jersey through Massachusetts all Thursday, with the possibility of coastal flooding in Delaware via New Jersey, Guy said.

“Heavy snow will continue as the storm moves northeast and the heavy snow will completely leave the region by late afternoon – early evening,” he added.

Snow falls in the northeast.  The heaviest totals can be collected here

The southern portion of the system also pushed a cold front through central Florida on Wednesday, causing several tornadoes in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, Guy said.

In neighboring Polk County, Sheriff Grady Judd said authorities were broadcast Wednesday night after reports of a possible tornado, just north of the Lakeland city limits.

Delegates arrived in the area and found “significant damage to two streets,” Judd said, adding that two houses appear to be “uninhabitable at the moment.”

“There has been significant damage to trees and other houses in the area,” the sheriff said. “We started going door to door … to check for safety and make sure there were no injuries.”

The sheriff said they had not received reports of injuries “even though there was significant damage.”

CNN’s Rebekah Riess and Artemis Moshtaghian contributed to this report.