A powerful winter storm called a “bomb cyclone” has barreled into the US Northeast bringing heavy snow and high winds. The storm has led to travel chaos with thousands of cancelled flights and dangerous roads. The National Weather Service forecast winds as high as 70 miles per hour (113 kilometers per hour) that could knock down power lines, leaving people without electricity or heat.
Around 65,000 homes were without power in the Southeast and Northeast with the number expected to rise. The weather has caused large travel delays on highways and in airports. Over 3,300 flights in the US were cancelled ahead of the storm’s arrival.