Winter Weather Brings Chaos as 40 inches of snow hits the Northeast


Winter has tightened its grip on communities across the interior Northeast. Residents woke up to over 40 inches of snow on Wednesday morning. The major winter weather event created chaos on the morning commute and overwhelmed emergency services who were stalling out in the snow. 

In the first lake-effect snow event of the season, more than 40 inches of snow blanketed parts of the Great Lakes and the interior Northeast over the past 48 hours. 

Constableville, New York, bore the brunt of this wintry onslaught, recording a staggering 42.7 inches of snow.

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Winter Weather Warnings

While all lake-effect snow warnings had expired by 7 a.m. Wednesday, the aftermath lingered, and scattered snow showers continued across the Great Lakes. 

Although heavy snowfall wasn’t anticipated throughout the day, residents were cautioned about the possibility of 1 to 2 inches of additional snow.