Winter Storm Izzy harms US towns | News


Winter storm Izzy left snow, ice, wind and frigid temperatures in several areas of the northeastern United States (USA), particularly in the northwestern region of the country from Sunday to Tuesday, according to weather services.


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Since last Sunday, parts of the main interstate highways have been closed, while on Monday more than 11,000 homes and businesses were without power in Maine; 18,600 in Virginia; 17,000 in North Carolina and 15,000 in South Carolina and 13,000 in Georgia.

Meanwhile, flooding hit Connecticut, where Norwalk Police reported water had entered downtown streets.

The New York Weather Service specified that there were wind gusts of more than 100 kilometers per hour (km / h) on the coasts of New York and Connecticut. Among the highest were 120 km/h in Fire Island and 118 km/h in Greenwich.

More than 500 flights were canceled or delayed on Tuesday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. Airport officials said operations would continue to resume, but flights could be affected in other areas.

Interstates and other major highways were covered in snow, and the Highway Patrol reported that two people from South Carolina were killed in a car accident.

In the next few hours, an improvement in weather conditions is expected, according to the meteorological services.

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