5 lost lives to nor'easter wind across Atlantic coast

ANI | Updated: Mar 04, 2018 03:51 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 4 (ANI): Five people lost their lives as a fierce nor'easter wind lashed across the Atlantic coast on Friday.

The people died across Virginia, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Passengers had a rough ride aboard a flight that landed at Dulles Airport outside Washington.

US president Donald Trump was forced to fly out of Dulles instead of Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, while travelling to the funeral of Rev. Billy Graham at North Carolina.

Further, the winds impacted the power supply across various Atlantic cities including 2.1 million homes and business centres from North Carolina to Maine.

As per the forecaster, the rain and snow shall come to a halt by Saturday though there is still no sign of the weather to improve.

Ohio and upstate New York got a foot or more of snow, while Boston and Rhode Island expected to get 2 inches to 5 inches.

Further, there are dangers of a massive coastal flooding expected to impact Massachusetts and Boston.

The states' governor has declared an emergency at Maryland Governed Larry Hogan and Virginia Governed Ralph Northam.

Around 4,000 domestic flights have been cancelled. Airline Company Amtrak has suspended its services between Washington D.C. and New York due to power outages. (ANI)