HARRISBURG, PA – Millions of American along the nation’s East Coast spent the day shoveling out of all that global warming that made Jonas a historic winter storm.
Folks along the Jersey Shore didn’t get hit with as much snow, but they say the damage from Jonas was worse than from tropical storm sandy in 2012.
The storm was deadly for a New Jersey mother and one of two children sitting with her in their car to keep warm. Police say snow-covered the exhaust pipe, forcing carbon monoxide into the vehicle. The father was digging out the car at the time.
The storm claimed more than 30 lives, mostly in traffic accidents.
In Baltimore’s mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the cleanup will take time.
In Philly, the airport resumed services and the city’s mass transit slowly got back on track.
The Big Apple’s subway and rail lines were back in service. The mayor lifted the travel ban, but encouraged New Yorkers to avoid driving.
Federal and state governments remained closed in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
The storm forced a dozen students from Houston’s Incarnate Word Academy to extend their senior trip to the nation’s capital. But they seemed to have weathered it.
The storm may be over, but not the misery for airline passengers who saw more than 1,900 cancellations and more than 3,300 delays.
Tian Tian, the panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, took advantage of the snow day.
And it could all happen again next weekend.
There’s a storm brewing in the southeast that weather watchers say could make a turn for the northeast with strong winds and maybe another blizzard.