Winter Storm

Submitted by ub on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 16:40

Forecasters are calling it Damon and some say it was more like a daemon, because the devil is in the detail.

It arrived by pushing a steady mix of wind and cold rain that flooded coastal and inland areas, while making it dangerous to travel.

The rain was heavy enough to flood parts of the Bronx River Parkway. NY State Police wants motorists to exercise due care when traveling the roadways: A wintery mix is expected to continue throughout the day making all roadways slick and unpredictable. Allow adjustments to your schedule to ensure safe travel or simply avoid unnecessary travel.

About 4.3 million people are under winter storm warnings since the nor’easter dumped enough rain fall on the New York City, Philadelphia and Boston metropolitan areas, compelling the National Weather Service to issue flood and wind watches for the coastal areas.

In and around NYC, heavy rainfall totals between a inch and two inches has been reported. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground immediately.

As this storm slowly churns up the coast, it will be dumping rain and wet snow that will be heavy enough to bring down the trees and power lines thanks to Damon’s fury.