在美国深陷新冠疫情泥潭之际，当地时间1日，冬季风暴又席卷东海岸地区，带来暴风雪和恶劣天气，New York state44县进入紧急状态，19个州正处于冬季风暴警告之下，美国总统拜登也因恶劣天气取消了原定1日的外交政策演讲。此外，受暴风雪影响，全国范围内上千次航班被取消，多地新冠疫苗接种点被迫关闭。
44 places in New York State enter a state of emergency
Biden postpones foreign policy speech
In addition, New York Governor Cuomo also announced on the 1st that 44 counties including New York City, Hudson Valley and Long Island have entered a state of emergency.The governor also issued a warning to passengers and commuters that ground subway services, as well as some services of LIRR and Metro-North, may be severely delayed or interrupted on the afternoon of the 1st.
In addition, if the snowfall reaches the expected two to three inches per hour, the Long Island Expressway, I-84 and some other major roads may face travel bans.The government urges New York residents to avoid all unnecessary travel.
New Jersey also ushered in heavy snowfall. The governor of the state, Phil Murphy, held a press conference, saying that because the weather would be "very bad", he called on residents to stay home during the storm.
Due to the severe weather brought by the winter storm, US President Biden's foreign policy speech originally scheduled for that day was also postponed to later this week.White House Press Secretary Jan Psaki also stated that the president will “ensure close coordination among federal, state, and local officials in preparing for and responding to weather emergencies.”
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