Yesterday, a massive snowstorm hit the Northeast United States and hit major cities such as New York and Washington DC. It also caught the small town of Fort Lee, which was not prepared for a snowstorm like this. Accidents happened left and right, and the traffic was horrible. The roads were unsalted and slippery, and as a result, cars kept sliding and getting stuck in the snow. It took me two hours to move a few feet, and this is what possibly hundreds of residents and commuters had to go through yesterday when on the streets of Fort Lee. Now, the roads are being salted and are starting to clear up, but with many public schools with uncleaned snow, they're closing for the day.
The Fort Lee Public School District released a message saying,
"Fort Lee Public Schools Closed 11/16/18 Due to student and staff safety concerns all Fort Lee Public Schools and offices will be closed today, Friday, November 16, 2018. All after school activities are canceled."
This is the outcome after Fort Lee didn't think ahead, as well as their schools. Many believe that if they had merely salted the roads, sidewalks, schools, and more beforehand, this wouldn't have happened. This early snow in November could be a sign that more snow is coming on the way, and we advise towns and cities to be prepared.