Snowstorm kills at least 14
While the snowfall had all but stopped by morning across the hard-hit Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor and many highways and streets were soon cleared and reopened, temperatures were in the single digits and teens, and windchills made it feel well below zero.
The snowfall total at Philadelphia International Airport was 9 inches, though some surrounding areas got as little as 5 inches.
"The snow is easy to move because the air was so cold when it snowed that it's sort of light and fluffy stuff - but, uh, it's cold," Avalon "Nick" Minton said as he cleared the entrance to his garage and sidewalk in Arlington, Mass. "That's the main part: It's cold."
The heaviest snow fell north of Boston in Boxford, Mass., which reported nearly 2 feet. Nearly 18 inches of snow fell in Boston and in western New York near Rochester. Lakewood, N.J., got 10 inches and New York City's Central Park 6 inches.
Temperatures reached 8 below zero in Burlington, Vt., with a windchill of 29 below, and 2 degrees in Boston. Windchills there and in Providence, R.I., made it feel like minus-20 yesterday morning, and the forecast called for more of the same into today. The windchill in Philadelphia dipped to near zero.
Schools as far south as Washington, D.C., were closed yesterday, including all around Philadelphia. Many government offices also shut down.