Winter Storm Hercules Affected US States

By on Jan 3, 2014 in United States, Weather Comments
Winter Storm Hercules

Winter Storm Hercules snowfall
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Winter Storm Hercules is expected to be one of the worst weather disturbance to hit the US.(Click here to Check out the news video)

As of posting, Winter storm Hercules has already dumped approximately over a foot of snow in several areas that include New England and Great Lakes.

Weather reports say that winter storm Hercules is expected to affect more than 100 million people in the Midwest and Northeastern part of America.

Below are some of the updates on the impact of Winter Storm Hercules by state.

  • New York

The state of New York is now under a state of emergency. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo is strongly urging its citizens to “seriously consider staying in their homes.”

Interstate 84 in the Hudson Valley will be closed to commercial traffic starting at 5 p.m. Thursday and to all traffic at midnight.

Long Island Expressway will also be closed at midnight in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Thruway will be closed from Albany south.

  • Massachusetts

Workers in state offices were sent home early on Thursday. Mass. Governor Deval Patrick has also urged private employers to also cut short their office hours.

Weather reports say that snowfall will continue overnight and into Friday morning. About 8 to 10 inches of snow is expected to be dumped in some areas but other locations can expect up to two feet.

  • Connecticut

Early office and school closings were ordered by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy as they expect Winter Storm Hercules to bear down on the Northeast.

Gov. Malloy reportedly plans to partially activate the state emergency operations center Thursday afternoon.

  • New Jersey

Weathermen expects 6 to 10 inches of snowfall in the northwestern part of New Jersey by Friday and about 4 to 8 inches in areas close to New York City and 4 to 6 inches in southern New Jersey.

For more state-by-state update on Winter Storm Hercules, check out MadlangbayanPH.



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