Thursday’s storm put a strain on travel, commerce, and the ability of cities and towns to clean up after it. Snow emergency declarations in Connecticut’s second biggest city and by the state may help with the financial strain of the storm.
The region is still busy digging out from the snowstorm that hit overnight. Slick roads have caused traffic deaths and temperatures are expected to sink below zero. In Connecticut, people seem more bothered by the cold than the snow.
Albany firefighter Chris Kollias helps motorists jump start a vehicle on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings through Friday morning in most of the state. Temperatures are in the single digits or below zero, with the wind making it feel as cold as 20-30 below zero in some areas.
Forecasters are expecting anywhere from 6 to 14 inches of snow and frigid temperatures in New York. Long Islanders are bracing for the brunt of the storm with blizzard like conditions lasting as long as 24-hours.