رفع حظر التنقل في نيويورك وانخفاض حدة العاصفة الثلجية:جونز تدفن امريكا ب40 انش من الثلج وتقتل 19 وتلغي 12الف رحلة طيران

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2017.11.23 15:56

عاصفة الجيل :جونز تدفن لمريكا ب40 انش من الثلج ومقتل 19  والغاؤ 12الف رحلة طيران

 في الولايات المتحدة

شوارع واشنطن دي سي بدت خاوية سوى من غطاء كثيف من الثلوج

قررت سلطات نيويورك رفع حظر التنقل الذي فرضته في وقت سابق على حركة السيارات بعد انخفاض حدة العاصفة الثلجية الهائلة التي ضربت المناطق الشرقية من الولايات المتحدة وأدت إلى اغلاق نيويورك وواشنطن دي سي.

إلا أن شبكة المترو لاتزال متوقفة عن العمل في واشنطن، ومن المتوقع أن يتواصل الاضطراب في حركة السفر جوا لعدة أيام.

وبدأ أمريكيون محاولات الخروج من بيوتهم باستخدام الجواريف لازاحة الثلوج وسط مخاوف بعد موت 6 أشخاص أثناء قيامهم بذلك، إذ وصل ارتفاع الثلوج في بعض المناطق إلى 103 سنتيميترات.

وكانت العاصفة الثلجية الهائلة قد أدت إلى توقف مظاهر الحياة في مناطق يقطنها نحو 85 مليون شخص شرقي الولايات المتحدة.

واستيقظ ملايين الأمريكيين على غطاء ثلجي كثيف يلف كل ما حولهم متسببا في حالة من الشلل في نيويورك وواشنطن دي سي.

وأعلنت 11 ولاية حالة الطوارئ، مما أدى إلى توقف حركة الطيران والقطارات.

Image caption اضطر بعض السكان إلى فتح مكان في الثلوج بالجواريف ليتمكنوا من الخروج من بيوتهم
Image caption أوشكت بعض السيارات على الاختفاء تحت الثلوج في بعض الأماكن بينما اختفت تماما في مناطق أخرى
Image caption أصبحت الحركة مستحيلة في بعض مناطق واشنطن دي سي

ومُنع التنقل غير الضروري في نيويورك، ويعتقد مسؤولون أن العاصفة الثلجية قد تكون أسوأ ما شهدته المدينة من عواصف في تاريخها.

وأدى سوء الأحوال الجوية إلى مقتل 12 شخصا منذ يوم الجمعة، كان أغلبهم ضحايا حوادث مرورية مرتبطة بالعاصفة الثلجية.

وقالت صحيفة نيويورك تايمز إن 5 اشخاص على الأقل ماتوا في منطقة ولاية نيويورك خلال محاولتهم ازاحة الثلوج.ومات شخص آخر في ولاية بالتيمور.

 وصل ارتفاع الثلوج إلى نحو 61 سنتيمترا في وشنطن

وتأثرت 20 ولاية بالعاصفة الثلجية الهائلة التي تضرب الولايات المتحدة.

وأدت العاصفة إلى انقطاع التيار الكهربائي عن نحو 200 الف شخص، ووصل الاختناق المروري يوم السبت في بعض الولايات مثل كنتاكي وبنسلفانيا إلى 12 ساعة.

واُلغيت نحو 7 الاف رحلة جوية خلال عطلة نهاية الاسبوع، ومن المتوقع تواصل الارتباك في حالة الطيران خلال الأسبوع إذ أُلغيت نحو 615 رحلة يوم الاثنين.

وفي المناطق الريفية من ولاية فرجينيا، حيث وصلت الثلوج إلى ارتفاع نحو 75 سنتيمترا في بعض المناطق، وقع أكثر من 1000 حادث مروري، ومات شخصان نتيجة الانخفاض الشديد لدرجة حرارة جسديهما.


وطبقا لتسجيلات غير رسمية وصل ارتفاع الثلوج في بعض المناطق بعد ظهر يوم السبت إلى المعدلات:

  • 103 سنتيمتر في مقاطعة بركلي، وست فرجينيا
  • 90 سنتيمترا في مقاطعة مورجان، وست فيرجينيا
  • 86 في مقاطعة واشنطن، ميرلاند

خرج كثيرون إلى المنتزهات والشوارع للهو بكرات الثلج وصناعة التماثيل الثلجية

وكان حظر على تنقف السيارات غير الأساسية قد فرض في نيويورك كما تم وقف المواصلات العامة وإغلاق الجسور، وواجه قائدو السيارات الذين كانوا يتنقلون لأسباب غير ضرورية، احتمال القبض عليهم.

وفي بنسلفانيا تسببت العاصفة في احتجاز مئات الأشخاص في سياراتهم نحو يوم كامل.

وأغلق المطاران الرئيسيان في واشنطن دي سي وهما رونالد ريجان ودالس الدولي، ومن المرجح أن يبقيا مغلقين طوال يوم الأحد، بحسب مسؤولين.

أصبحت السيارات الحيوية فقط هي المسموح لها بالحركة على طرق نيويورك

وكانت الحكومة الفيدرالية قد أغلقت مكاتبها يوم الجمعة وبقى الرئيس أوباما في مكتبه في البيت الأبيض.

وبدأت مياه الفيضان في الارتفاع في نيوجرسي وفي مناطق أخرى بامتداد ساحل المحيط الأطلنطي.

وفي الوقت ذاته خرج الكثير من الناس إلى الشوارع للاستمتاع باللعب بالثلج وبناء تماثيل ثلجية ضخمة.

 
مشهد بالقرب من النصب التذكاري للرئيس لنكولن في واشنطن دي سي

America is buried by Jonas: Storm of a generation dumps up to 40 inches of snow on the East Coast, with at least 19 killed, 12,000 flights axed, flooding and cars stranded for 24 hours 

  • Life-threatening storm Jonas battered the East Coast on Saturday having reached New York and New Jersey
  • Thousands of flights were canceled while motorists in Kentucky became stranded in a 35-mile traffic jam
  • One in seven Americans is expected to see half a foot of snow by Sunday and Washington state could get four feet
  • New York banned road travel and bus services and shut overground parts of the subway until at least 7am Sunday
  • Nineteen people have been killed nationwide in weather-related accidents, according to police departments
  • Coastal flooding has been reported in New Jersey while Virginia police responded to 1,000 crashes overnight

The East Coast of America was getting ready to dig its way out of record-breaking snowfall this morning after historic storm Jonas battered the nation on Saturday.

Glengary, West Virginia, topped the charts for the East Coast blizzard with an astonishing 40 inches of snowfall, but 67 locations, mostly in West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland, reported at least two feet of snow.

Baltimore alone saw record-breaking snowfall of 29 inches, Dulles International Airport outside of Washington was just behind at 23.5 inches of snow, which puts it third all time for that location with another eight hours or so of snow forecast, while New York City saw 26.8 inches – just 0.1 inches short of the 2006 record.

Ten states declared emergencies, with more than 12,000 flights canceled across the country over the weekend. Coastal flooding was reported in New Jersey, motorists in Kentucky and Pennsylvania were stranded for more than 24 hours, while the storm’s death toll reached 19. Thirteen people were killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. One person died in Maryland and three in New York City while shoveling snow. And two people died of hypothermia in Virginia.

The New York Police Departments Chief of Department Jim ONeill told reporters on Saturday one person on Staten Island and two people in Queens died. He released no further details on the deaths.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the Office of the Virginia Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed that two deaths are the result of hypothermia. Those deaths occurred in Hampton and Wise County, in southwest Virginia.

State police did not release the names of the hypothermia victims or the time or circumstances of their deaths.

Meanwhile forecaster Ryan Maue said he was out of words to describe how bad the storm was, adding: This is going to be one of those generational events, where your parents talk about how bad it was.

Today, it emerged Storm Jonas is heading across the Atlantic bringing violent storm force winds and heavy rain to the UK this week.

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A man, wearing boots, gloves and a hooded jacket, walks along a street covered by snow during a winter storm in Washington

A man, wearing boots, gloves and a hooded jacket, walks along a street covered by snow during a winter storm in Washington

A woman decorates a snowman in Times Square as all cars but emergency vehicles are banned from driving on the road on Saturday in New York

A woman decorates a snowman in Times Square as all cars but emergency vehicles are banned from driving on the road on Saturday in New York

Pictured is a bridge in New York after snow from Storm Jonas stopped falling over the city at around 10pm yesterday 

Pictured is a bridge in New York after snow from Storm Jonas stopped falling over the city at around 10pm yesterday 

A New York woman cross-country skis across Columbus Circle after Storm Jonas battered the East Coast of America

A New York woman cross-country skis across Columbus Circle after Storm Jonas battered the East Coast of America

In New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency and has warned citizens to stay off the streets all day today. Pictured are cars completely buried in snow

In New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency and has warned citizens to stay off the streets all day today. Pictured are cars completely buried in snow

A New York Police Department car is seen driving past snow-covered cars on the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the large winter storm in the early hours of this morning

A New York Police Department car is seen driving past snow-covered cars on the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the large winter storm in the early hours of this morning

A woman walks along a street in the East Falls section of Philadelphia on Saturday after a blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill

A woman walks along a street in the East Falls section of Philadelphia on Saturday after a blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill

Pedestrians are seen walking on the snow-covered streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York as Storm Jonas hit the city

Pedestrians are seen walking on the snow-covered streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York as Storm Jonas hit the city

Babs Levedahl takes her huskies, Merlin, left, and Misty May, right, along with a neighbors Malamut, Ollie, dog sledding in Baltimore on Saturday

Babs Levedahl takes her huskies, Merlin, left, and Misty May, right, along with a neighbors Malamut, Ollie, dog sledding in Baltimore on Saturday

Storm Jonas is expected to dump more than two feet (61 centimeters) of snow in the Washington DC region (pictured) throughout the weekend

Storm Jonas is expected to dump more than two feet (61 centimeters) of snow in the Washington DC region (pictured) throughout the weekend

A Virginia National Guard Humvee stuck in the snow near Washington DC during the major snow blizzard of 2016, Winter Storm Jonas

A Virginia National Guard Humvee stuck in the snow near Washington DC during the major snow blizzard of 2016, Winter Storm Jonas

One in seven Americans are expected to see half a foot of snow today. Pictured is snow in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York

One in seven Americans are expected to see half a foot of snow today. Pictured is snow in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York

Women jump as they pose for a picture while visiting Central Park in New York City on as potentially record-breaking snow falls on Saturday

Women jump as they pose for a picture while visiting Central Park in New York City on as potentially record-breaking snow falls on Saturday

A group of bundled-up men play football in the snow in Downtown Brooklyn in New York on Saturday. The National Weather Service posted a blizzard warning stretching over an area from northern Virginia to New York City

A group of bundled-up men play football in the snow in Downtown Brooklyn in New York on Saturday. The National Weather Service posted a blizzard warning stretching over an area from northern Virginia to New York City

A group of kids slide down a hill in the snow near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Lower Manhattan, New York on Saturday

A group of kids slide down a hill in the snow near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Lower Manhattan, New York on Saturday

People walk through the streets of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday during the blizzard

People walk through the streets of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday during the blizzard

The National Weather Service warned the worst is still to come for many parts today. Pictured is a now-covered street in New York

The National Weather Service warned the worst is still to come for many parts today. Pictured is a now-covered street in New York

A women walks towards the Steamship Ferry Terminal in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, as a snowstorm continues on Saturday

A women walks towards the Steamship Ferry Terminal in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, as a snowstorm continues on Saturday

Police car patrols the in the snow on Saturday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm

Police car patrols the in the snow on Saturday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Northeast and parts of the South are experiencing heavy snow and ice from a slow moving winter storm

Gary Utley, 27, of Alexandria, snowboards behind a Jeep driven by his friend, as snow falls, in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday

Gary Utley, 27, of Alexandria, snowboards behind a Jeep driven by his friend, as snow falls, in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday

People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday during the blizzard brought on by Storm Jonas

People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday during the blizzard brought on by Storm Jonas

People walk across the Williamsburg Bridget during a large winter storm in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday

People walk across the Williamsburg Bridget during a large winter storm in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday

People walk down the middle of 42nd Street past Grand Central Terminal in the Manhattan borough of New York on Saturday night

People walk down the middle of 42nd Street past Grand Central Terminal in the Manhattan borough of New York on Saturday night

New York City banned all road travel, canceled all bus services, and shut overground parts of the subway on Saturday afternoon

New York City banned all road travel, canceled all bus services, and shut overground parts of the subway on Saturday afternoon

The travel ban left man walking through the un-shoveled sidewalks and the rarely empty streets of New York City on Saturday evening

The travel ban left man walking through the un-shoveled sidewalks and the rarely empty streets of New York City on Saturday evening

The streets in Washington, DC, seemed just as desolate on Saturday, as pedestrians walked car-free streets

The streets in Washington, DC, seemed just as desolate on Saturday, as pedestrians walked car-free streets

A small snowman was built in the heart of Times Square in New York City on Saturday during Storm Jonas which battered the East Coast

A small snowman was built in the heart of Times Square in New York City on Saturday during Storm Jonas which battered the East Coast

A pedestrian carrying several bags crosses a street through blowing snow in front of Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Saturday

A pedestrian carrying several bags crosses a street through blowing snow in front of Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Saturday

Travel bans barring nonemergency vehicles from the roads of New York City and Baltimore are expected to be lifted by early Sunday morning, and mass transit systems that had been partially suspended during the storm were scheduled to run again.

But even as United Airlines said limited service might begin later in the afternoon on Sunday in New York City, airports in the Washington DC area were likely to remain closed Sunday, and other airlines started to cut Monday service in addition to the 8,000 already-canceled weekend flights.

The usually bustling New York City looked more like a ghost town. With Broadway shows dark, thin crowds shuffled through a different kind of Great White Way, the nickname for a section of the theater district. And Bruce Springsteen canceled Sundays scheduled show at Madison Square Garden.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS 

Figures correct as of 10pm ET:

Washington, D.C. - two to three feet

Glengary, West Virginia  - 40 inches

Frederick County, Virginia - 38 inches 

Newwark, New Jersey - 24 to 28 inches

Philadelphia - 20 inches

Baltimore - 29 inches

New York - 25 inches 

In Washington, monuments that would typically be busy with tourists stood vacant. All mass transit in the capital was to be shut down through Sunday.

Seventeen-year-old Alex Cruz, helping a neighbor shovel snow Saturday in Silver Spring, Maryland, couldnt help but notice the emptiness.

Its like living out in the middle of Wyoming, he said.

Several seaside resort towns in New Jersey were temporarily isolated by flood waters when the tide rushed in on Saturday, and firefighters were hampered by floodwaters and the weather as they battled a blaze at a restaurant. 

Coastal flooding has already been reported in New Jersey and 100,000 homes were left without power. New Jersey Transit has been temporarily shut down on Saturday.

The winter storm created near-record high tides along the Jersey Shore, surpassing the tide of Hurricane Sandy according to North Wildwood city officials.

When the water just started rushing down, it was as impressive as some of the videos you saw of Japan during the tsunamis, said Jason Pellegrini, owner of Steak Out restaurant in Sea Isle City, who was trapped inside by floodwaters.

It came in that fast, he said.

Another restaurant, The Lobster House, was partly submerged by the rising tide more than 20 miles away in Cape May.

It touched everywhere, said Keith Laudeman, the third-generation owner of the nearly century-old establishment on Cape May Harbor. It even got to the equipment we moved and never thought would get touched.

 

A couple take a stroll in Riverside Park in New York which is covered in the white stuff after a day of heavy snowfall in the East Coast

A couple take a stroll in Riverside Park in New York which is covered in the white stuff after a day of heavy snowfall in the East Coast

People enjoy the heavy snowfall at Riverside Park in New York City as Storm Jonas battered the East Coast of America yesterday

People enjoy the heavy snowfall at Riverside Park in New York City as Storm Jonas battered the East Coast of America yesterday

Children are pulled home after playing at Riverside Park, in New York City, which was covered in snow after a day of constant snow fall

Children are pulled home after playing at Riverside Park, in New York City, which was covered in snow after a day of constant snow fall

The water quickly receded. And Laudeman said he has a whole crew of people preparing to clean the place so they can reopen in the coming days.

I had more water than I had when Sandy came through, he said. We had a lot of wind. Fortunately, none of the boats broke loose. 

The barrier islands near Atlantic City were experiencing significant tidal flooding, said Linda Gilmore, the countys public information officer.

The storm developed along the Gulf Coast, dropping snow over Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky on Friday. On the coast, warm, moist air from the Atlantic Ocean collided with cold air to form the massive winter system, meteorologists said.

In New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has closed all bus services, shut overground subway lines and announced a ban on all road traffic effective at 2.30pm after state governor Andrew Cuomo had earlier urged people to stay in their homes.New Yorks above-ground subway service has been shut down as snow continues to fall throughout the city. 

There were three shoveling-related deaths in the city, officials told NBC News. Police have responded to at least 312 car accidents and 343 disabled vehicles across the city, officials said. 

This composite satellite image of the East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Ocean on Saturday from the NASA MODIS instruments Aqua and Terra shows snow cover over most the northern USA and Canada

This composite satellite image of the East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Ocean on Saturday from the NASA MODIS instruments Aqua and Terra shows snow cover over most the northern USA and Canada

The thick white patches blanket the United States from the Gulf of Mexico and Florida up through the East Coast and reach as far west as the Midwest

The thick white patches blanket the United States from the Gulf of Mexico and Florida up through the East Coast and reach as far west as the Midwest

This image made available by NASA via Twitter posted on Saturday by space station commander Scott Kelly, shows a view from the International Space Station of a storm passing over the United States

This image made available by NASA via Twitter posted on Saturday by space station commander Scott Kelly, shows a view from the International Space Station of a storm passing over the United States

A local pizza store is seen open for business in the East Village in Manhattan during a large winter storm in New York, New York

A local pizza store is seen open for business in the East Village in Manhattan during a large winter storm in New York, New York

A man walks across a snow-covered street in New York City during storm Jonas on Saturday night

A man walks across a snow-covered street in New York City during storm Jonas on Saturday night

Dozens of people take part in an impromptu snow ball fight during a snow storm in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York

Dozens of people take part in an impromptu snow ball fight during a snow storm in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York

(L-R) Mia Fraser, Zakiya Cordice, Tierra Sinclair, and Raina Schoen Thomas walk through the snowy streets of Times Square on Saturday

(L-R) Mia Fraser, Zakiya Cordice, Tierra Sinclair, and Raina Schoen Thomas walk through the snowy streets of Times Square on Saturday

Leticia Pereira, 20, and Luiz Veiga, 23, kiss as pedestrians mingle in Times Square in New York City on Saturday

Leticia Pereira, 20, and Luiz Veiga, 23, kiss as pedestrians mingle in Times Square in New York City on Saturday

A man poses for a photo on a snow pile during a snow storm in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York on Saturday night

A man poses for a photo on a snow pile during a snow storm in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York on Saturday night

Two young men run along West 83 street which is covered in snow after a day of constant snow fall on Saturday

Two young men run along West 83 street which is covered in snow after a day of constant snow fall on Saturday

The East Coast has been blanketed by snow on Saturday as winter storm Jonas has brought up to two feet of snow to major cities while ten states have declared emergencies (pictured, Washington D.C. on Saturday)

The East Coast has been blanketed by snow on Saturday as winter storm Jonas has brought up to two feet of snow to major cities while ten states have declared emergencies (pictured, Washington D.C. on Saturday)

Ten inches of snow fell in Manhattan on Saturday morning with more expected to come as winter storm Jonas advanced up the East Coast

Ten inches of snow fell in Manhattan on Saturday morning with more expected to come as winter storm Jonas advanced up the East Coast

 Workers struggle to keep the streets open in New York where all driving has been banned as a precautionary measure on Saturday

 Workers struggle to keep the streets open in New York where all driving has been banned as a precautionary measure on Saturday

A man uses skis to make his way around Manhattan in near white-out conditions on Saturday as winter storm Jonas blankets the city in snow

A man uses skis to make his way around Manhattan in near white-out conditions on Saturday as winter storm Jonas blankets the city in snow

New York has cancelled bus services, announced a ban on driving, and shut down above-ground subway services as winter storm Jonas has blanketed the city with snow

New York has cancelled bus services, announced a ban on driving, and shut down above-ground subway services as winter storm Jonas has blanketed the city with snow

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