Friday 22 November 2019

Snowstorm set to hit US east coast could be 'among worst ever seen'

Record-breaking blustery cold set to grip US east coast (AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell)
Record-breaking blustery cold set to grip US east coast (AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell)

Press Association

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has said the snowstorm bearing down on the north east of the US could be among the worst the city has ever seen.

The National Weather Service has a blizzard warning in effect for the New York and Boston areas starting on Monday night. Forecasters say a massive storm could drop two to three feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Connecticut.

Boston is expected to get 18 to 24 inches of snow, and Philadelphia could see 14 to 18 inches.

At a news conference, Mr De Blasio held up a list of the city's top 10 snowstorms and said this one could land at the top of a list that goes back to 1872.

Officials urged residents to plan to stay off roads from Monday night.

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