Jan 29, 2022 - Energy & Environment

In photos: Blizzard slams East Coast

A pedestrian walks through a gust of wind along the waterfront in India Point Park in Providence, R.I., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022.

A pedestrian walks through a gust of wind along the waterfront in India Point Park in Providence, R.I., on Jan. 29. Photo: David Goldman/Associated Press

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.
In photos:
Entrance to Jim's Clam Shack during the snowstorm in Falmouth, MA on Jan. 29, 2022.
Entrance to Jim's Clam Shack during the snowstorm in Falmouth, Mass., on Jan. 29. Photo: Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
A man walks along Surf Drive in whiteout conditions during the snowstorm in Falmouth, MA on Jan. 29, 2022
A man walks along Surf Drive in whiteout conditions during the snowstorm in Falmouth, MA on Jan. 29, 2022. Photo: Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
A worker helps another who was blown down by wind as Winter Storm Kenan bears down on January 29, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.
A worker helps another who was blown down by wind as Winter Storm Kenan bears down on Jan. 29 in Boston. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images
Snow covers the entrance of the subway station in the Bushwick section of the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022.
Snow covers the entrance of the subway station in the Bushwick section of the Brooklyn borough of New York on Jan. 29. Photo: Brittainy Newman/AP
A frontend loader removes snow at Clipper Ship Wharf in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston.
A front-end loader removes snow at Clipper Ship Wharf in the East Boston neighborhood. Photo: Michael Dwyer/AP
Water reaches flood level, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston.
Water reaches flood level on Jan. 29 in the East Boston neighborhood. Photo: Michael Dwyer/AP

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