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NYC’s First Big Snow Blankets Region, Hobbles Transportation

  • Flights are canceled and offices closed across Northeast
  • Federal offices in Washington area closed amid more snowfall
Cars are stopped by the roadside during a snowfall on January 7, 2022 in New York City.

Cars are stopped by the roadside during a snowfall on January 7, 2022 in New York City.

Photographer: China News Service/China News Service

A quick-moving nor’easter inundated New York City with its first deep snowfall of the season, making a mess of the morning commute and tying up air traffic across the region.

The storm, which stretched from Virgina to Maine, dumped upwards of 5 inches (13 centimeters) on New York City before tapering off by midmorning. In Boston, where school is canceled, heavy snow is expected to last through the afternoon.