Storm Dumps Snow on East Coast, Shutting Schools and Virus Testing

The first major winter storm of the season made its way up the East Coast on Wednesday, heading for New England after dumping rain, ice and snow from Virginia through New York — and like everything in 2020, it was made more complicated by the coronavirus pandemic.

At least three people were killed in car crashes, and hospitals in the storm’s path, already struggling with overloaded intensive care units and emergency departments from Covid-19 hospitalizations, delayed elective surgeries to keep beds available.

A couple walked their dog past Independence Hall in Philadelphia, one of several East Coast cities hit by a snowstorm on Wednesday. Credit…Cameron Pollack for The New York Times The first major winter storm of the season made its way up the East Coast on Wednesday, heading for New […]

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