Over the weekend, the North East Coast of America was subject to “Snowmageddon”, a massive snowstorm that crippled cities and brought life to a standstill. Fortunately, (or maybe unfortunately depending on how much you love the snow) things are now slowly starting to get back to normal, after all, it’s not an easy task to get rid of 3-4 foot of snow!
Reports suggest that Washington received around 30 inches of snow and an unofficial report stated that a rural area in West Virginia had an incredible 40 inches of snowfall! American airports are usually renowned for their ability to deal with heavy snowfall, but even they were defeated this time, with 7000 flights cancelled over the weekend.
Take a look at some of the incredible images of the East Coast airports below, along with how social media reacted:
The Blizzards hit North East Coast Airports …
Snow drifts at JFK. PPLs be like, “What do you mean you’re closed?” pic.twitter.com/n9nV6ZoGzw
— David Woodward (@davidw3390) January 23, 2016
David Woodward saw the funny side of things, how people were surprised about the airport closing was beyond him!
Here’s a pretty crazy video of snow blower doing its thing at Reagan National.
Check out these snow totals from airports in the Northeast. #blizzard2016 #cnnweather pic.twitter.com/J4jsGZL7hM
— CNN Weather Center (@CNNweather) January 23, 2016
Dulles Airport in Virginia seemed to be the worst affected, with 23.5 inches of snow.
Timelapse video shows the snow piling up in Virginia during #blizzard2016: https://t.co/OKW07yHdnf https://t.co/VkNooIYerw
— ABC News (@ABC) January 24, 2016
Just to give you an idea of how quickly the snow piled up!
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