The powerful blizzard that slammed the East Coast on Saturday quickly surpassed forecasters’ dire predictions, claiming at least 18 lives, flooding coasts, unleashing hurricane-force winds and paralyzing life for residents of at least 20 states from Georgia to Massachusetts.
The storm was well on its way to smashing snowfall records.
Mayors and governors said they did not expect their cities to be back in business until next week.
“Safety is our number one priority – and right now, it is not safe for the general public to travel,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned as the heart of the storm hit his state. Visibility was so low that those...