Snow Storm Hits the East Coast!

Source: KKTV/AP/CBS

 

More than 2,200 National Guard members from 12 states are helping in the aftermath of winter storm Jonas.

According to the National Guard, governors in in 11 states including Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia declared a state of emergency which, among other things, allows The Guard to come in and help.

The storm dropped snow from the Gulf Coast to New England, with near-record snowfalls tallied from Washington, D.C. to New York City, according to the AP.

There are at least 32 deaths related to the massive storm, according to CBS.

At airports more than 1,500 flights were still delayed as of Monday morning.

The AP reports that airports in the New York City and Washington D.C. metro areas were the hardest hit. Newark Liberty International lists 244 cancelled flights and 9 delays as of Monday morning, the most of any U.S. airport. Meanwhile, LaGuardia lists 143 cancelled flights and 3 delays with John F. Kennedy airport listing 42 cancellations and 10 delays.

In Washington D.C., Washington Dulles International listed 127 cancellations and 3 delays, making it the third-worst affected airport in the nation.

Officials in many areas are asking people to continue staying off the roads Monday as crews continue to clean up.

Schools and government offices are closed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia on Monday. Federal offices in the Washington region are also closed. According to CBS, the mayor in Washington DC has asked people to stay home and anyone who gets stuck on the roads could face a fine. The goal is to keep people off the roads so that by Tuesday, people may be able to make it to work, reports CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave.

Delaware State offices are opening at 10 a.m., according to the Associated Press.

The AP says Metrorail started limited service for free Monday morning after shutting down for the entire weekend. Amtrak is offering modified service between Boston and Washington, with reduced service.