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Powerful storm bringing nearly 2 feet of snow to the Northeast

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A significant winter storm will deliver heavy snow to the interior Northeast through early next week.

Key Highlights

Threats: Heavy Snow, Travel Disruptions, Logistical Disruptions, Road Closures, Downed Trees

States affected: MI, OH, PA, WV, MD, NY, CT, VT, MA, ME

When: Sunday, January 22 - Monday, January 23


AccuWeather's expert meteorologists are monitoring a major winter storm that will bring snow to the interior Northeast from Sunday into Monday. Businesses should be prepared for business and travel disruptions. To be better prepared, we recommend businesses utilize AccuWeather's severe weather warnings - which have proven to protect life, safety, and property better than anyone else. 

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The Ohio River Valley to the central Appalachians will see snow accumulation, with the heaviest snow falling across northern New England. Snow amounts of up to 3 inches can fall across portions of Ohio and Pennsylvania toward coastal Maine. Snowfall of up to 6 inches is possible in the central Appalachians and from northern Pennsylvania on north across upstate New York and the interior of New England. The heaviest snowfall of more than a foot is anticipated across northern New England to parts of Canada. There is an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 24 inches through Monday evening.

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The snowfall will lead to treacherous road conditions and dangerous travel. Disruptions to logistical operations are expected, with heavy snowfall leading to road closures, downed trees, and travel delays.

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Businesses in the path of this system should prepare for the following:

  • Retail: Shovel and salt walkways, dry high-traffic areas inside near entrances, and keep all floors clear to help prevent falls and reduce liability.
  • Ground logistics disruptions from snow-covered roads. 
  • Prioritize cold weather concerns for outdoor workers.

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AccuWeather's Snow Warning Service features include: 

  • Precise weather event start and end times
  • Total expected snow and ice accumulations
  • Specific changeover times for snow, ice, and rain
  • Hourly temperatures and wind conditions before, during, and after the storm
  • Post-storm weather conditions, including verified precipitation amounts. 

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