Stay warm and stay safe.
EASTON, Mass.—The potentially historic blizzard that pummeled the Northeast Friday put parts of the region in a virtual transportation lockdown, with the Massachusetts and Connecticut governors signing state orders banning cars from the road, trains ceasing service, and airlines halting flights in and out of Boston and New York.
By Friday night, people were immobilized, and hunkered down in their homes. Throughout the Northeast, about 350,000 homes and businesses had lost electricity by Friday night.
A thick wet snow was blowing sideways, bending tree branches and burying cars and roads. The storm was expected to dump as much as 14 inches of snow on the New York City area and as much as three feet across New England before tapering off Saturday afternoon. Five states had declared states of emergency, and forecasters warned of overnight winds of 60 miles per hour and snow drifts as high as five feet.