A snowstorm is sweeping over parts of the east coast of the United States, with more than 60 million people in the snow.
The storm is expected to extend from Colorado to Maine and there are warnings in 14 states.
Some places are estimated to see two feet (60 centimeters) of snow.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has warned that “the most dangerous, if not impossible travel conditions and isolated power surges” are in the worst-affected areas.
The heaviest snowfall is forecast for Wednesday evening. The NWS reported that a few regions would “see more snow in one event than in previous ones.”
At least two people have died in Pennsylvania after a multi-car crash on Interstate 80 in Clinton County. Police said more than one person was injured in the accident, including 30-30 vehicles.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has warned that the city could see its biggest storm in years.
He warned residents to “take it seriously.”
Schools across the city have moved on to online learning, outdoor dining has been suspended and city ferry routes have been closed.
Hundreds of flights have been canceled and rail services across the Northeast have been suspended.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao warned those who were on the way to the storm to “be careful not to drive in the expected and dangerous situation for your area.”
Coronavirus testing sites in several states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland, have been shut down, CBS News reported.
Officials say they are monitoring the potential impact of the storm on the supply of Pfizer / Bioentech vaccines to hospitals.
“We’re following all of this,” he said. “Everywhere people go we have centers for disease control and prevention. It’s FedEx, it’s UPS express shipping – they know how to deal with snow and bad weather, but we’re in it and following it.”
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy warned residents to wear masks to help their neighbors freeze.
Meteorologist Bob Oravek of the Meteorological Service told the New York Times: “The blizzard is going to have a huge impact on travel. It will be an issue, but it may not be a very long-term event.”