7 Incredible Facts About Winter Storm Jonas

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Winter Storm Jonas brought anywhere from 3-8 inches to Middle Tennesseans and even more snow and other headaches to the Northeast. The storm closed schools and businesses, grounded flights and caused horrific driving conditions. As the snow and ice begin to melt, we thought we’d look at 7 incredible facts about Winter Storm Jonas.

1.The Atlantic City Fire Department had to use an Army truck to evacuate residents of an apartment building on one flooded street. (philly.com)

2. One of the hardest-hit locales was Glengary, West Virginia, a small town about 85 miles northwest of Washington, which preliminary figures show received 42 inches of snow (CNN).

3. In central Kentucky, some drivers were stranded along a 35-mile stretch of Interstate 75 for as long as 19 hours, from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning (CNN).

4.For three cities — Baltimore (29.2), Allentown (31.9) and Harrisburg, Pa. (34) — it was the biggest snowstorm ever recorded (USA TODAY)

5.According to flightaware.com, there were 80 total delays and 307 total cancellations at the Nashville International Airport from Friday through Sunday.

6.At least 28 deaths were blamed on the weather, resulting from car crashes, shoveling snow and hypothermia, the Associated Press reported.

7.As a record breaking snow storm hit the Washington DC area Sentinels from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) continued to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The Tomb Guards maintain a constant vigil at the Tomb no matter the weather conditions, states the group’s Facebook Page (photo above).

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