Weary Crews Worked Round the Clock to Keep Blizzard at Bay

Winter storm Jonas brought heavy winds, flooding and snow across the mid-Atlantic region Jan. 22 to 24, 2016.

📅   Thu February 11, 2016 - Northeast Edition


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Workers dump snow in the parking lot at M & T Bank stadium. States not affected by the storm have sent crews to help with cleanup.
Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun photo Workers dump snow in the parking lot at M & T Bank stadium. States not affected by the storm have sent crews to help with cleanup.
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Workers dump snow in the parking lot at M & T Bank stadium. States not affected by the storm have sent crews to help with cleanup. Jason Szenes, European Pressphoto Agency photo
A New York City snowplow clears streets on the Lower East Side in Manhattan on Jan. 23, 2016. Patrick Rosenello photo
Workers repair a dune breach in North Wildwood, N.J., at 3rd Avenue and John F. Kennedy Beach Drive. Flood waters took out a roughly 50-ft. (15.2 m) section of the dune at this location, local officials reported. The News Journal photo
A Cat skid steer removes snow from the parking lot as snow falls Friday at Newark Shopping Center in Newark, Del. VDOT photo
Virgina crews stand by ready to clear roads. VDOT photo
Trucks are loaded and ready to spread sand and salt to keep roads open and passable. County Maintenance Manager Jeff Mitchell/PennDOT photo
Crews form a “plow train” on Route 219 in Cambria County, Pa. NYSDOT photo
Mechanics from Broome and Sullivan counties in New York — which were not hit with heavy snow — traveled to impacted regions to help keep our trucks on the road. Their attention and care for our equipment is an important element in keeping ro Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun photo 
Contractors use Bobcats to remove snow in Baltimore. Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin photo
MTA Long Island Rail Road crews work to clear snow from the tracks after the January 2016 blizzard. SnowDragonMelters.com photo
A Snow Dragon like this one is being used to help Washington, D.C., melt its snow. Bryan Woolston for Daily Mail.com photo
A plow blocks an intersection on New Jersey Avenue in Washington, D.C., after the city faced at least two feet of snow during the storm. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call photo
Capitol crews load snow into a dump truck in Washington, D.C. Emily Paine/The Morning Call photo
A front-end loader piles snow in a shopping center parking lot in Whitehall, Pa. Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer philly.com photo
The Jersey shore cleanup includes rebuilding the dunes in North Wildwood. Dan McQuade/phillymag.com photo
According to phillymag.com, the Philadelphia Parking Authority approved an emergency resolution authorizing the purchase of six front-end loaders to clear snow from city streets at a cost of $50,000 per vehicle. They will

Winter storm Jonas brought heavy winds, flooding and snow across the mid-Atlantic region Jan. 22 to 24, 2016.

The Nor'easter broke records in many locations, including Allentown, Pa. — 31.9 in. (81 cm), New York's JFK Airport — 30 in. (76.2 cm) and Newark, N.J. — 27.9 in. (70.8 cm).

According to the National Weather Service, 17.8 in. (45.2 cm) was recorded at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.; 29.2 in. (74.2 cm) fell at Baltimore-Washington International Airport; Philadelphia International Airport saw 22.4 in. (56.9 cm); and 26.8 in. (68 cm) blanketed New York City's Central Park. Along the New Jersey coast, the storm caused flooding and beach erosion.

Road crews were on duty around the clock prepping roads ahead of the storm, and then clearing them during and after. Connecticut and New York sent personnel and equipment from lesser affected areas to Maryland and Washington, D.C., to help with clean up.