Updated Dec 2, 2019 - Science

Deadly winter storm strikes Northeast during peak travel weekend

Neighbors worked together Sunday morning in an effort to clear out as much snow as possible from E. 8th St. in Duluth, Minnesota.

Neighbors worked together to clear as much snow as possible from E. 8th St. in Duluth, Minnesota Sunday. Photo: Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via Getty Images

A trans-continental winter storm moving into the Northeast Sunday is tormenting travelers and being blamed for multiple deaths, AP reports.

What's happening: The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for upstate New York and New England, where nearly a foot of snow was expected to fall. Ice accumulations were forecast for parts of Pennsylvania and California was also under a storm warning, with the Bay Area bracing for "a foot of total rainfall between Saturday and Wednesday morning," per the Los Angeles Times.

  • Another storm that developed in the mid-Atlantic Sunday is set to move into a nor’easter through Monday, per the NWS.
  • Nearly 2,200 flights were delayed and nearly over 300 canceled by Sunday night, per FlightAware.
  • The wild weather caused nearly 9,000 utility customers to lose power in the "mountain communities northeast of Los Angeles," AP reports.

The big picture: The storm system has been moving across the U.S. this week, spanning from California across the northern Midwest.

  • The storm has caused deaths in Arizona and Missouri. Multiple major highways were closed over the weekend to prevent road incidents.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details on weather and transport developments.

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