20 states get effected by snowfall, 8 lakhs homes in darkness
Washington: American ice storm strikes again. The Northeastern part of American states, from Alabama to Virginia State on the ice for about 20 states. Mainly on thursday there is heavy snowfall especially in Washington. All schools, colleges and government offices were closed. By 11 inches of snow fell in many parts of America. Due to the failure of grid, power supply stopped and 8 lakhs homes are in the darkness. More than 5,000 flights were canceled across the country, more than half of the services were stopped at Atlanta’s Hartsfield International airport.
In Northeastern region of New England there is snowfall about 18-inch. Road accidents took place in the state of North Carolina due to snowfall and disrupted traffic. Governor Pat McCrory of north Carolina instructed the people not to come out of their houses to decrease the impact of Ice Storm. As the ice storm also effected New York and New Jersey people are advised by the weather forecast to postpone their travel plans.According to official reports there are 11 deaths so far. The violent winds blowing in the already devastated Britain.