Photos: Snow blankets northeastern US in wake of springlike warmth
By Renee Duff, AccuWeather meteorologist
February 18, 2018, 7:45:27 AM EST
A quick-moving storm blanketed the northeastern United States with disruptive snow during the first half of the weekend, just days after the region experienced a brief taste of spring.
The snow fell at a fast enough pace to overcome the warm ground, turning roadways from wet to slushy and snow covered in a hurry. Numerous accidents were reported as a result of the slippery conditions.
Several road closures occurred on major highways in Pennsylvania amid the snow on Saturday, including Interstate-78 westbound just west of Allentown, I-81 in both directions near Tremont and I-99 southbound near Altoona.
The closure on I-99 was a result of a crash late on Saturday afternoon and has led to at least one fatality, according to WJAC.
Speed limit restrictions were implemented on some highways across the region due to the wintry conditions.
Snowfall totals reached or exceeded 6 inches along a narrow swath from southern and eastern Pennsylvania to northern New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley of New York and much of southeastern New England away from the coast.
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The snowy scenes were a stark contrast to temperatures that soared into the 50s, 60s and 70s F across the mid-Atlantic and southeastern New England this past Thursday.
Those eager to take advantage of the fresh powder by hitting the ski slopes or taking part in other winter activities will have to do so quickly as a new round of warmth surging northward will rapidly erase the fresh powder.
Snow. Northeast Philly pic.twitter.com/XOTmJVhvFy— Catherine (@RoxieKat) February 18, 2018
Lots of snow-covered streets in Brooklyn. This is Williamsburg. pic.twitter.com/GaNwHUFTO8— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) February 18, 2018
Little Neck, Queens.. where the hills and this wet #snow are a bad combo. Would stay in and hibernate if I had the choice. Remember it’s gonna be 70 degrees Wednesday!!! #roadconditions #abc7ny pic.twitter.com/D6velBTcup— Stacey Sager (@staceysager7) February 18, 2018
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