In Photos: ‘Cyclone Bomb’ Covers NY, Boston With 12 Inches of Snow
The Boston area received 12 inches of snow, with more on the way, according to the National Weather Service.
The Boston area received 12 inches of snow, with more on the way, according to the National Weather Service.

In Photos: ‘Cyclone Bomb’ Covers NY, Boston With 12 Inches of Snow

A powerful blizzard battered the US Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for over a week and killed more than a dozen people.

Pedestrians at the entrance of the Long Island Railroad are obscured by snow in New York.
Pedestrians at the entrance of the Long Island Railroad are obscured by snow in New York.
(Photo: AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Thousands of flights were cancelled, firefighters scrambled to rescue motorists from flooded streets in Boston, National Guard troops were mobilised in the Northeast and New York City’s two main airports halted flights because of whiteout conditions.

A National Park Service worker clears snow on the North side of the White House. 
A National Park Service worker clears snow on the North side of the White House. 
(Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)  
Ahead of an incoming winter snow storm, a Jet Blue flight waits to take off from Logan International Airport next to the frozen waters of the Atlantic Ocean harbour between Winthrop and Boston, Massachusetts, US.
Ahead of an incoming winter snow storm, a Jet Blue flight waits to take off from Logan International Airport next to the frozen waters of the Atlantic Ocean harbour between Winthrop and Boston, Massachusetts, US.
(Photo Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder)
The Boston area received 12 inches of snow, with more on the way, according to the National Weather Service. Parts of New Jersey were buried under nearly a foot and a half of snow.
A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from a street during a snowstorm in Port Washington, New York.
A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from a street during a snowstorm in Port Washington, New York.
(Photo: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)

The storm was powered by a rapid plunge in barometric pressure that some weather forecasters called a bombogenesis, or a “bomb cyclone.” It brought high winds and swift, heavy snowfall.

Boston firefighters wade through a street flooded from tidal surge during Storm Grayson in Boston, Massachusetts.
Boston firefighters wade through a street flooded from tidal surge during Storm Grayson in Boston, Massachusetts.
(Photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder)
Trucks clear the streets during Storm Grayson at the Jersey shore in Sea Bright, New Jersey.
Trucks clear the streets during Storm Grayson at the Jersey shore in Sea Bright, New Jersey.
(Photo: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)
A man walks in the snow next to Central Park along 5th avenue in upper Manhattan during Storm Grayson in New York City, New York.
A man walks in the snow next to Central Park along 5th avenue in upper Manhattan during Storm Grayson in New York City, New York.
(Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar)
A pedestrian makes their way across an snow-blown parking lot in Hoboken, New Jersey.<a></a>
A pedestrian makes their way across an snow-blown parking lot in Hoboken, New Jersey.
(Photo: AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A bicyclist manoeuvres through an early morning snowfall in New York.<a></a>
A bicyclist manoeuvres through an early morning snowfall in New York.
(Photo: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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(With inputs from Reuters)