Snowstorm slams the Northeast

Governors in five states have declared states of emergency

(NBC News) – Snow is falling across the Northeast, where a massive storm is expected to dump several feet of snow over the next 48 hours.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says the threat can’t be overstated. “We are anticipating a historic Top 5 storm based on projected on snowfall,” he warned Monday.

The snow isn’t the only concern. 70 mile per hour winds, coastal flooding and power outages are all possible from the New Jersey coast to Maine.

Governors in five states have declared states of emergency, travel bans have been announced and airlines have cancelled more than 6,000 flights across the region. In New York school has already been cancelled Tuesday and subway and train service is being cut back.

Leaders are warning people to be prepared to spend several days at home, causing long lines at gas stations and empty shelves at supermarkets.

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