Blizzard halts NorthEast US


New York: A blizzard swept across the northeast United States on Tuesday, dropping more than a foot of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York city fell short of dire predictions.

The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans they had imposed a day earlier and New York City’s subway system was set to restart, though officials urged people who did not have to drive to stay off snow-covered roadways.

Travel was still snarled, with more than 4,500 flights canceled at U.S. Airports.