29 Dead After Blizzard Buries East Coast

Residents along the East Coast are still digging out Monday after a massive snowstorm buried much of the region, leaving at least 29 people dead. The deaths ranged in snowstorm-related incidents including car accidents, carbon-monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks while shoveling snow. New York City broke its all-time daily snowfall record with 26.6 inches at Central Park while JFK International Airport recorded 30.1 inches. West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania also saw totals over 30 inches. Southern shore towns in New Jersey and Delaware were hard-hit by icy flooding, where water levels exceeded those in 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. Airlines on Sunday had canceled 800 Monday flights while all federal offices in Washington will be closed Monday, the U.S. Office of Emergency Management said.