Massive snowstorm hits the East Coast

By Judson Jones, Meg Wagner, Melissa Mahtani and Mike Hayes, CNN

Updated 6:59 p.m. ET, February 1, 2021
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8:39 a.m. ET, February 1, 2021

Vaccines on hold in New York City due to storm

From CNN’s Alec Snyder

Vaccines in New York City are currently on hold for the day due to the snow storm but are slated to resume on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a morning appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

The city could get up to two feet of snow today.

In advance of the storm, New Jersey's governor, Phil Murphy, declared a state of emergency and closed all six Covid-19 vaccine mega-sites.

8:32 a.m. ET, February 1, 2021

The year's first nor'easter could bring up to 2 feet of snow to NYC

From CNN's Gene Norman

The first nor'easter of 2021 is taking shape, bringing up to two feet of snow to New York City and other parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast Monday, according to updated forecasts from the National Weather Service.

A potent combination of heavy snow, gusty winds and coastal flooding will make travel difficult to impossible and could knock out power to some. On a five-tiered scale from the National Weather Service, New York City could see a level five or extreme impacts.

In advance of the storm, New Jersey's governor, Phil Murphy, declared a state of emergency, closing all six Covid-19 vaccine mega-sites, state offices and New Jersey transit. The storm threat prompted similar closures to vaccine sites in New York City.