By: Megan Bias
Early Monday morning, February 9, Northeastern states were under winter storm warnings with expectations of up to two feet of snow for the third Monday in a row. According to CNN, the states included in the snowstorm were Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. According to The National Weather Service, the states were predicted to get twelve to sixteen inches of snow by the end of the storm on Tuesday.
Boston has set a record for the most snow received in a seven-day period in history, with over 40 inches. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said, “We’ve never seen this type of snow in the city of Boston at any other time in the history of our city.” Schools in parts of the Northeast were closed Monday and Tuesday. According to Fox News, as of Monday morning, the storm forced more than 2,000 flights to be cancelled around the United States. Amtrak also had to cancel part of its passenger train service in New York due to the storm. As accidents began to accumulate, government buildings were closed and parking bans were put in to place. The storm caused trial delays along with the delay of jury selection for the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.