Storm batters East Coast

New York's Central Park under new snow

New York's Central Park under new snow

A classic Nor’easter moved up the American Eastern Seaboard on Monday bringing snow and freezing rain to a wide swath from South Carolina to Maine creating highway chaos, train delays and flight cancellations.

New York’s Central Park recorded¬†18 cm of snow, DC 20 cm, Philadelphia 21 cm and Boston had 19 cm.

By the time the storm hit Greater Moncton, it dumped as much freezing rain and ice pellets as snow but 15 cm did fall.

The hardest hit area by the ice storm was Nova Scotia’s Cumberland County where thousands lost power for more 24 hours and emergency shelters had to be set up.