To New York, Chicago and Boston approaching snowstorm, hundreds of flights canceled.
North-eastern U.S. is under severe snowstorm. U.S. airlines canceled hundreds of flights scheduled for today. Impaired the activity of a number of major airports, including ports in the regions of New York, Chicago and Boston.
According to forecasts, snow bombarding New York on Friday morning. Residents of the biggest U.S. cities have already begun to prepare for the fact that they will have to spend a few days at home.
Many people have stockpiled food, drinking water, flashlights, candles and batteries.
Boston mayor announced that the city will close all schools.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged residents to the extent possible on Friday and Saturday to stay home.
Forecasters warned of up to 60 inches of snow.
The last time a similar snowfall was 35 years ago - in February 1978.
In November last year the U.S. East Coast Hurricane Vilnia "Sandy", which killed more than 130 people, including 43 - in New York.
Thousands of people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut homeless. Damage from the storm was more than $ 60 billion.