In photos: Blizzard slams East Coast
A blizzard is hammering the East Coast, bringing a mix of heavy snow and strong winds and the potential for record amounts of snowfall.
Driving the news: The storm is bringing "extreme" snowfall rates of two to three inches per hour across southern New England, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) Boston office.
- More than a foot of snow has already fallen in coastal New Jersey, with six to 10 inches in the metro New York City area.
- The NWS is warning of greater than 4-foot snow drifts in the Boston area.