New York and New Jersey declares state of emergency

New York and New Jersey governors have declared a state of emergency in the states. They have asked the residents to stay indoors earlier on Thursday as a huge snow storm bore down on the north east United States, canceling or delaying thousands of flights.

The very first snow storm this year brought high winds and bone chilling temperatures from lower Mississippi Valley to the coast of the Atlantic, with several parts of New England bracing for up to fourteen inches of snow by the morning of Friday.

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York, told that as this winter storm unfolds, bringing high winds and heavy snow to several parts of the state, he strongly urge every people in New York to stay indoors, avoid travel and exercise caution.

Massport’s aviation director But Ed Freni told that 2 runways stayed open and that he anticipated the airport to continue operating as long as it was safe to do so. National Weather Service’s meteorologist Kim Buttrick stated that the real action is going to get cranked up this evening and during the overnight hours. There would be heavy snow, windy conditions and reduced visibilities.

Both New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered state offices closed for non-essential employees on Friday. They stated that they expect the worst to hit the region between Thursday and Friday.