Winter storm leaves 21 dead on the East Coast
A giant storm of snow, sleet and freezing rain on the East Coast has resulted in 21 deaths. The storm, which struck states on Wednesday night, brought 9 inches of snow in Washington, 10 inches in New York and Maine tallied to more than a foot.
In New York City, Min Lin, 36, died after getting hit by a snow plow in Brooklyn, but her nearly full-term baby was delivered via cesarean section. The 6 pound, 6 ounce baby was in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman told Fox News.
Most of the other fatalities came from traffic accidents as drivers braved the brutal conditions. Cities up and down the coast grinded to a halt as the snow piled up. Washington received about 9 inches of snow, New York got 10 inches and parts of Maine tallied more than 1 foot.
In the South, more than 500,000 people remained without power as of Friday morning, following the storm’s initial damage, which coated power lines and trees with thick ice.
As a result of the storm, more than 2,500 flights were delayed Friday and 1,500 canceled from airports in New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
The region is expected to receive more snow Friday night into Saturday.
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