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yorkers who are upset that the city overreacted by essentially shutting it down overnight. here's why. new york escaped the brunt of the overnight blizzard. as you can see from the overnight snowfall totals the worst of the blizzard spared the heart of the city. >> we'll be redeploying most of the equipment to long island and specifically to suffolk. we are lifting all the traffic bans on the roads at 8:00. nassau suffolk, new york city westchester rockland olster the 13 county area that was affected will be lifted at 8:00. >> but the forecast spot on as you head north. montauk two hours northeast of the city is buried under as much as 18 inches of snow. continuing up the coast. new london connecticut, under a state of emergency along with the rest of connecticut under more than half a foot of snow. like most of the northeast, schools and businesses remain
closed. this is plumb island massachusetts. much of the north shore seems to be taking the brunt of the storm with up to two feet of snow expected. this will likely go down as one of the top five storms in state history. power outages are a big concern now because it could take days to make the repairs. cnn crews are fanned out across the northeast as this storm churns its way up the coast and dumps even more snow along the way. so let's head straight to massachusetts. check out this picture we found on twitter. you can see boston's d.o.t. department of transportation alerting drivers to the wicked big -- i knew i couldn't do this. wicked big starm coming. jennifer gray is in boston this morning. hi jennifer. >> reporter: hi carol. yeah conditions are deteriorating quickly. the wind gusts are what we're noticing. the wind gusts are picking up. you can see behind me the snow is just blowing. when you have one of those gusts coming it's picking up the
light snow on the ground and takes it away. it is a delicate balance. it's keeping the snow off the power lines. not many power outages in boston. in nantucket, it's a different story. wind gusts of 78 miles per hour and 13,000 power outages. we have our weather station here that i bring with me every time we go on the road. we have wind gusts 30 miles per hour where i'm standing but i have a feeling that now we're getting some a little bit higher. i'll have to go check it. we've been measuring the snow. you can see how fluffy it is. it's hard to measure because with all of this snow blowing around it's hard to pick a place that will be 100% accurate. where we are, we are definitely over a foot though and the official word just in the last few minutes is boston has picked up 14 1/2 inches of snow. we could pick up another foot or so before this is all said and done. a lot of people coming out though to start checking it out. i shouldn't say a lot. a couple people. the dogs look like they're having the most fun out here. this is one of the roads that
has been plowed over and over since we've been out here. you can see just looking at it it barely looks plowed at all. it gives you an indication of how fast the snow is coming down and how the crews are going to have trouble keeping up with -- keeping these roads clear. that's why the travel ban is in place in massachusetts, carol. that's going to remain in effect for the time being. i don't see that lifting any time soon. we're going to be in this for another 12 to 18 hours at least. >> jennifer gray thank you so much. your lips are starting to freeze. i know exactly how you feel. thanks so much. let's head to connecticut now. one of the seven states issuing a state of emergency in response to the storm. heavy winds overnight pushing snow into massive drifts. burying streets, sidewalks, and cars. governor dan malloy calling in the national guard. rosa flores joining me. hi rosa. >> reporter: good morning, carol. take a look around me.
looks like a beautiful winter wonder land. do not be fooled. the temperature about 20 degrees, the wind chill about 4 degrees. from talking to the mayor of this town i'm in new london connecticut, he was ready for about 30 inches of snow and here is the key. he told me rosa we don't want to lose the roads. that has happened in the past and we do not want that to happen. now i want you to take a look at a yard stick that i have right there in the snow because that gives you an idea of what we've seen here the snowdrifts. yes, the street has been plowed a bit so that's probably some of the accumulation there. last i checked it was about 26 inches a few minutes ago. it still is. carol, here's the deal. if we take a wider look here you can see this street has been plowed overnight and probably in the past hour but take a look. you can't see the street anymore. so that's what we're dealing with this constant constant snow that if you stop plowing just for half an hour the roads
will completely snow over and that is why the national guard, you mentioned the national guard, that is why the national guard is on stand by. i talked to an official in new haven who told me, look, rosa in the past we have had emergencies where we have had to transport people in humvees to the hospital. that carol, is what they're trying to avoid. >> doing a good job so far because, man, it looks like a ghost town in new london this morning. that's a police vehicle. that's it. people are obeying that travel ban. rosa flores, thanks so much. now let's turn to cnn miggs chad myers. you know what people are asking. new york city it wasn't that bad. we're kind of angry that the mayor shut the city down because, you know we had stuff to do. >> you know what the national weather service said 24 to 30 inches. that's a big storm. i'll show you why they had 24 to 30 inches but i'll tell you why that's good news. it's like test driving a
brand-new car. we have a brand-new computer model that the weather service spent millions of dollars on to beat the european model, and this model did well. we just didn't know to trust it yet because it's the first time you take the car out for a spin you don't want to step on the gas too hard. this was the computer model that was right yesterday. the gfs, the brand-new gfs model. this didn't get listened to very much because the old stand by this was listened to. 24 inches plus new york all the way over to boston. look how different that was. >> wow. >> the first model, the real good model, the new one, is about 8 to 12. that's what we got. that's exactly what we got. didn't get the 24. that's how this storm got misforecast. that's exactly how it happened. now we know that we can take our new model out for a test drive and it's going to do well. >> i like that. >> so we have done very well. the weather service has advanced. we're still not done with the storm. we're still going to get a lot of snow. the old model didn't do badly for boston providence and new haven and all of the spots that
are going to get pounded. it didn't get the forecast right for new york city. >> mother nature is hard to predict. i know you showed me that great new model that you had but, still, it could be wrong, too, because you can't predict the weather. i mean you have the toughest job, right? everybody says you can be wrong and you stelill keep your job, but it's not that easy is it. >> computer models will never be perfect. the computer models separate the atmosphere into a number of layers maybe like 10 or 12 or 15. the atmosphere isn't 10 or 12 or 15 layers it's an infinite number of layers. we can't put that into a forecast. it would take you five days to make a 24 hour forecast if you put everything in it. the computers aren't fast enough to get everything in it. when we can get everything in it it will be better. for now you've got what you got. you get what you get. >> that's right. darn it. chad myers, thanks so much. >> you're welcome. our team coverage is just getting started. before we head to break,
blizzard tweets are piling up faster than the snow. twitter hashtags. it's not just in the northeast as you can see from this heat map. it seems everyone is getting in on the conversation including south america and even hawaii. i don't know exactly what that looks like but it's kind of cool. we'll be right back.
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better safe than sorry. we had a consensus from the meteorologists across the board that this thing was easily going to be 2 feet. that's what we were hearing until late into yesterday. it was still being projected close to 2 feet of snow. that would have paralyzed this city. we did what was necessary to keep people safe. by the way, by getting everyone off the road the sanitation department could get out there, clear the way. now we'll get back to normal much more quickly. the same with the state. by closing those roads, by holding back the subways so they would be safe, now they'll get the lines up and running quickly. this is a better safe than sorry scenario. >> so take that complainers. the travel ban has been lifted in new york city and the subway will start running again at noon today on a holiday schedule so life is going to slowly get back to normal. but i must tell you, i've heard a lot of grumbling from new yorkers today that the city went way overboard in shutting down the entire city. let's go out to central park.
that's where jason carroll is. people are getting out there sledding and having fun. plus we have our cnn political commentator to talk about the political aspects of what to do when you're expecting a giant snowstorm and that doesn't happen. i want to start with you, jason carroll. what are people saying? >> reporter: yeah. well not everyone's complaining. take a look where we are right here. we're in the middle of central park. this is a spot where folks typically come out and do a little sledding. today no exception since it is -- wave there, hello. since it is a snow day. the kids are not in school. again, carol, not everyone is complaining. i've got mike and bridgette here and their three lovely children who decided to come out. we were talking about the mayor's response the governor's response to this storm and, mike you were basically saying a good thing in terms of the response and the way things were handled. >> yeah absolutely. the roads were all clear so the plows could come through. there was no obstructions.
people were off the streets and wake up this morning and all the sidewalks were cleared by the buildings. it was easy to get to the park. >> reporter: easier to get the kids out. bridgette, i was mentioning last year carol, we were having a conversation i remember last year about this same time the mayor was criticized for not plowing the streets right around this area where we are now. this time the mayor criticized again except this time for doing too much? >> i personally don't think it's too much. last year i know there were a lot of buses that couldn't get around cars couldn't get around on the streets, but i think it's -- they were being safe this year. i think that was a smart decision. >> reporter: smart decision. >> especially after buffalo. >> reporter: exactly. especially after what happened up in buffalo. obviously a snow day. kids not in school. have they been enjoying it? i see they got their sleds out here? >> we're ready to go. ready to sled. >> reporter: carol, that's the way you have to do it. they're out here. everyone doing a lot of sledding. we'll show you what they're going to do.
a giant hill. there they go. this giant hill that you see down here famous here in central park. don't ask me to get on the sled carol. it's not happening. but there you go. that's the way to enjoy the day. i know you've heard about a lot of complaints here in new york city but, again, not everyone complaining about the mayor's response the governor's response as well. carol. >> i'm sure the mayor's very happy about that. for the people who had to go to work today and they had no transportation and they had to schlepp through the snow and they woke up and said why has bus service been canceled? >> reporter: that was me. >> exactly. you know what i'm talking about. >> reporter: that was me. no subway. you have to do it on foot. it's the only way to get around. we know that the subways are going to be open at about noon. they'll be about 60%. not ideal. a lot of the stores even the smaller stores we have something called bodegas here carol, the small tiny supermarkets. usually they're open all the
time. we saw a few of them open, not many of them open. i'll tell you what the biggest problem was for a lot of the new yorkers here it was actually yesterday when you tried to go into the supermarkets. you know from living in new york city but i think a lot of people around the country don't realize how small our supermarkets are. trader joe's, the line outside wrapped around. it was like being at six flags trying to get on batman. you had to like go in and out. it took me almost an hour just to pay for my food. that was a complaint. that's a complaint. >> thank you, jason carroll. >> reporter: don't think i'm done. >> done complaining. that's it. errol lewis, i want to talk to you about this. the mayor was highly criticized last time. he didn't cancel schools. he endangered children. now he shuts down the city. no deaths nobody hurt streets can be plowed and people are still complaining. >> well as your viewers across america and around the world may be realizing, new yorkers like
to complain a lot. they complain when there's snow. they complain when there's no snow. on a serious note four years ago we had a hurricane hideading near here and it had never hit new york before. a lot of people said it won't be a big deal. it was a big deal. we lost 53 people's lives, a quarter of a million cars $18 billion worth of damage after the storm sandy hit new york city. abundance of caution is the only way to go. a mayor or governor who didn't take it seriously would be in a whole lot of trouble if there were any serious problems. >> yeah because this is the kind of thing that can ruin your political career forever, right, if you make the wrong decision? >> sure. sure. it's a staple of not just new york but american politics. 1969 the mayor of new york city john lindsey, fails to clean up an unexpected 16 inch snowstorm. a lot of people took his name in vein. it was an election year. he almost lost.
he lost his party's nomination that year. 1979 the mayor blandin of shik chicago lost because he couldn't clean up a storm. real serious business. you can lose your job if you're the mayor if you don't get this right. >> all right. errol louis and jason carroll, thank you for your help. gail says her husband is outside he's plowing. check out this instagram picture from shaw. showing just how deserted the streets of new york city were last night. keep the pictures coming. i'll be right back.
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people are staying indoors. we found a dunkin donuts. they were open all night. very few people came in. we spoke to a sanitation worker who was clearing the streets. they said strategically it was a good idea because they were able to clear the roads a lot more quickly. we pulled over at the side at one point and the plow had to make their way around. that's what officials really wanted to avoid. they wanted to avoid the possibility that there would be accidents, unnecessary rescues putting other people in danger. so that and just to keep people safe. that's one of the reasons that the travel ban did go into effect. we spoke to a man out at the 7-eleven a diner that we're passing here on our right, that appears to be open. so there are a couple of places where people are going to get coffee and some breakfast, but mostly it's just workers who are out trying to clear the road. but as you can hesee, 9:25 on a
main road on long island on what should be a very busy tuesday. in fact it is deserted. when you open up the window carol, it is very quiet and it is actually very peaceful and it is very snowy. so people are taking advantage of a little bit of the carmic effect of snow that has a gentle soothing effect as long as you're not out in the middle of of it. >> that's such a nice way to look at it deborah. when we're on a break i'm going to go outside and enjoy the quiet. i can't wait until the noise comes back. deborah feyerick thanks so much. >> when you hear the birds. >> it's like what's that? let's go to montauk now. christina aleschi has been braving the storm all morning long. hi.
>> reporter: hey, carol. that's right. the storm is just getting underway here. just to give you an idea if you look at this there was virtually very little snow on this deck this morning. now it's completely covered. we have at least 20 inches on the ground. it's tough to say because the wind is just whipping the snow everywhere so in certain parts it's even deeper than that. you know you've been talking about the travel ban they're lifting it at 8:00 a.m. it's still very dangerous out here. two blizzard related deaths in suffolk county one a 17-year-old that was tubing outside. another, 83-year-old elderly person who had dementia. oops i just slipped. that had dementia wandered outside and died because she froze to death. so very dangerous. officials still telling people despite the fact that the travel ban is lifted do not go
outside. visibility is still somewhat murky out here. we are able to see the beach. if you look at the waves coming in they're pretty high. about 10 to 12 feet and the community here is very worried about how those waves will impact the beach. beach erosion a big issue here. this is a community that really relies on tourism and having its beaches beautiful throughout the summer. this isn't even the worst of it. a few miles east we have the town beach which is just getting rehabilitated from superstorm sandy, and that beach is taking a pounding. we're hearing from local officials. not to mention the fact the wind is really strong. we're hearing that anything over 30 miles an hour could affect power lines. in fact we found out that at least 122 people in suffolk county are without power right now. we're going to stay on top of it and bring you the latest on that
front. that is an issue. it was an issue during superstorm sandy right now. the community fighting several front. best advice stay inside carol. >> that is good advice. hope you can go inside and keep warm for a little bit. thank you so much. new york city dodging the worst of the blizzard but if you go up the east coast the situation goes from bad to worse. the boston area specifically cape cod, they're taking the brunt of this massive swirling storm. here's a live image from boston where winter heart residents can take cold comfort in this revised forecast. instead of the 30 inches predicted, the city will be buried under 25 inches or less. the heart of new york receives just a fraction of the 20 inches first predicted, but as you head north from the city the numbers climb. and speaking of numbers, airlines have canceled about 7,000 flights since yesterday. here are some stranded travelers at new york's jfk airport trying to steal a few winks of sleep.
outside here are the run ways at jfk. airliners parked at all angles like some kind of crazy parking lot. let's get the latest on the weather from cnn miggs chad myers. hi chad. >> hi carol. there is still a storm still spinning around east of cape cod. that's where the low is centered. that's where we're going to see the spinning snow for the next couple of hours. the next couple of hours for boston where our jennifer gray is. she'll be getting another 10 inches of snow. parts of long island still going to get hit. rhode island connecticut, parts of vermont, new hampshire, and of course maine. there is the snow heaviest from islip and east into new york city so it's still snowing in the city just not coming down at a big, big clip. there is the heaviest snowfall rates to the north of plymouth. not that far from boston coming in. it's an ocean enhanced snow now because the air is coming off the ocean just like going over lake eerie. you know what that's like carol. you see lake-effect snow.
ocean-enhanced snow. the humidity enhancing the snow falls there. interest's noon. 2:00 still snowing. 4:00 still snowing. finally we start to taper it off by 6:00 by 8:00 and by 10:00 it's still gone. hours and hours of this to go. still another foot to two feet in the eastern part of this forecast area. this is the new good model, by the way. >> oh, good. >> we put the new good model in there for you and not use the old one which seems to now be outdated. >> that's cool. new technology to start the day, chad. good going. our other meteorologist jennifer gray is standing in boston in the snow. i'm glad you got to come indoors, chad. he's actually still thawing. >> that's right. >> jennifer gray is still frigidly cold. she's in boston talking to people. jennifer, how is it going there? >> reporter: oh, yeah. the only people having fun are the dogs. they have been coming out having a blast. it has been coming down steadily very very heavy. probably a little bit lighter
now than when i talked to you last time carol. it's been coming down 2 inches a an hour. you come out here, go back into the truck and come back out and you can't see your footsteps. if we dig in you can see how deep it is in the snowdrifts. what's so impressive, look at that one minute you'll stand somewhere, it will be knee deep. the next minute you'll stand somewhere and it will be waist deep. that's what we talk about with the snowdrifts. the wind blows. it takes the snow light and powdery, takes it off the ground and pushes it in the direction that the wind ease going. i want to walk over here because they have been plowing these streets pretty steadily. there goes another wind gust right there, you know? we have been plowing these streets. they do fill up very very quickly. we still have an inch of snow here. it was just plowed in the last 30 minutes but we did talk to some people that were out here carol, horacheking it out. listen to what they had to say. >> reporter: you think people are heeding the warnings and staying indoors?
you haven't seen anything crazy out there? >> no it's pretty empty. it's funny for the streets of boston to be empty. >> reporter: sounds like it. >> yeah absolutely. it's pretty nuts out here. >> reporter: but it is pretty to look at isn't it? >> yeah definitely. >> reporter: i think we're good. >> did you guys get that? that's the thing, it is nice and pretty. people are getting out here to check it out. it is still very dangerous. the driving ban in place in massachusetts. of course nantucket getting the brunt of it where the entire island is without power. we also have seen pictures of coastal flooding south of boston. we're protected by the harbor here. some areas not so much. so that's where we're seeing a lot of that coastal flooding. the next high tide coming at 4:00 this afternoon but it's far from over carol. just as chad says we'll be out here for several more hours with it coming down. could pick up another foot easily. >> jennifer gray thanks so much. i appreciate it. brutal conditions in boston couldn't keep everyone off the street. some looking to have a good
time others simply doing their jobs. >> you've got ice on your eye eyebrows eyebrows. >> yes. that's okay. i need a job, you know. >> you have no school tomorrow. >> we have no school. >> party, hang out with friends, enjoy the blizzard while we've got it. >> i don't think he was properly dressed. nothing like a state of emergency to get the party going. how about this shocking reveler. perhaps he's not the real deal but it's pretty funny thanks to mashable for the post and the laugh. we appreciate it. still to come in the "newsroom," this storm is hitting connecticut so hard the governor has called in the national guard. asking the mayor in bridgeport just how bad things got in his city next. room at laquinta.com, he gets a ready for you alert the second his room is ready. so he knows exactly when he can check in and power up before his big meeting. and when alan gets all powered up, ya know what happens? i think the numbers speak for themselves.
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another city in the cross hairs of this relentless winter onslaught. bridgeport connecticut. you're looking at new london. it's pretty empty. that's the way city officials want it. they wantever it. they want people off the streets to make it more safe for everyone. joining me is the bridgeport mayor, bill finch. good morning, mayor. >> good morning. good morning. how is it in atlanta? >> actually i'm in new york and it's fine. we've got maybe 6, 7, 8 inches of snow in the city. what's it like in bridgeport? >> similar to new york. we had about 8 inches of snow so far. they're talking about another 6 to 8 throughout the day.
so we're looking at a foot accumulation in total when the storm is done. we all feel like we dodged a bullet. the prediction was 2 to 3 feet. we prefer juno to nemo. >> there was a travel ban in the state of connecticut. some people might say, oh, city official alzheimer's, state officials overreacted because the blizzard really wasn't that bad. what would you say to those people? >> well we always prepare for the worst and hope for the best and i think considering what this storm could have been we definitely got the best but it's still a foot of snow. it's a major storm event with lots of hazardous driving conditions. we always encourage people to stay off the roads. we encourage them to stay indoors and don't use candles and space heaters and things like that that can endanger them. we ask them to move their cars to the alternate side of the street so we can clear one side
of the street and then move the cars to the clean side and clean the other snow-filled side of the street. we are really thankful for our citizenry cooperating as much as they did. in the past i would say before nemo before we realized the dangers of a storm like this nature reminded us then and reminding us again now. i think the cooperation. also the technology. we have real time ability for the citizens to put into their cell phone or their computer or ipad their tablet we get them to put this information in real time it goes out to our supervisors in the field and our police in the field so they get citizen input right in the field while they're in real time trying to manage the storm. so between the additional investments in technology and the physical plowing equipment, i think we've been able to stay ahead of this storm and thankfully it's -- i hate to say in but it's only a foot. >> that's true. i know that's so strange to
say, but you're absolutely right. so when do you expect life will get back to normal in bridgeport? >> life's going to be back to normal tomorrow. we're working really hard to get our schools open tomorrow so that the children only miss one day of school. i know my kids will be disappointed to hear that but we want our kids in school so they can get their scores up. they're not going to do that by staying home. our public works crew here is second to none. i mean we always win the state competitions for driving and things but you really can see their skills when mother nature puts them to the test. we're proud of our workers, our public works director george garcia has done a tremendous job with his crew. our chief joe gaudet has done a great job. thanks to cnn for the information you have been able to get out to people. they rely on it to stay safe and improve the quality of life in these challenging times. >> mayor bill finch, thank you so much for joining me. i appreciate it. a big welcome to you.
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surf coming in like that? furious winds slamming plumb island overnight. 15 inches of snow on the ground. >> reporter: the first leg you can see how strong the wind is how much snow is blowing around. take a look at the ocean. it is churning. it is bubbling. it is boiling. it has been like this all night long but we finally get a look at just how big some of these waves are and how much this wind is pushing the water along the coast. the tide has pulled out since about 4:40 when we had high tide here on plumb island but the waves are still pounding this barrier of rocks down below us. we're about 30 feet up on the deck here and we can get a good vantage point of just how much the ocean is pounding along the coast here on plumb island. >> amazing, right? so weather forecasters say another 12 to 24 inches of snow could come as the system stalls
over massachusetts. bob connors lives on plumb island. he joins me on the phone again this morning. good morning, bob. >> good morning, carol. >> so what was it like to ride out the storm last night? >> well we had our high tide was about 4:40 this morning, carol, and although it was a significant tide it really didn't pose any real impact or cause any flooding. but we've had blizzard-like conditions for the last several hours. blowing a constant 40 miles an hour to 50 miles an hour, and visibility is very low. >> so you're having like a really healthy respect for mother nature at this point? >> well we always do here on plumb island that's for sure. >> just about 4 1/2 hours away from you is nantucket. nobody has power there. what would that be like do you think? >> well there's nothing worse than going through one of these
storms than having no power. it's one thing to have your heat and lights and the tv and all the other creature comforts that we all take for granted, but when you have no power, then it just adds a whole new dynamic, and certainly a whole new urgency to the whole situation. >> especially when you're on a tiny little island. don't you feel so alone and kind of helpless at times? >> well nantucket certainly you've either got to take a boat or a plane there. plumb island on the other hand we have about a half mile long causeway that connects us right to the newberry port newberry area. during these storms everyone has to hunker down and just be safe. we've become pretty proficient at that here on the island. >> i definitely admire you. so is the worst yet to come? because i know that another tide is rolling in around 5:00 p.m.
tonight. >> that's -- that's the tide i'm most concerned with and i think our local emergency personnel are concerned with. the height of the waves and the wave energy it starts to enter unchartered waters for here on plumb island and exceeds what we experienced back in 2013 when we lost half a dozen homes. >> well we're keeping our fingers crossed for you, bob. thanks for filling us in. we appreciate t. bobit. bob connors from plumb island. i'll be right back. $21. could something that small make an impact on something as big as your retirement? i don't think so. well if you start putting that towards your retirement every week and let it grow over time, for twenty to thirty years that retirement challenge might not seem so big after all. ♪ ♪
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we'll return to our breaking blizzard coverage in just a minute. first, president obama is in saudi arabia to pay his respects to the late king abdullah and to meet with his successor, king salman. we get more on the complicated relationship with saudi arabia. >> i think on this visit obviously a lot of this is just paying respects to king abdullah who in his own fashion represented some modest reform efforts within the kingdom.
we have maintained a sustained dialogue with the saudis and with all of the other countries that we work with. what i've found effective is to apply steady consistent pressure even as we are getting business done that needs to get done and often times that makes some of our allies uncomfortable. it makes them frustrated. sometimes we have to balance our need to speak to them about human rights issues with immediate concerns that we have in terms of countering terrorism or dealing with regional stability. but the trend line is one that i will sustain throughout the rest of my presidency and that is to make an argument to those friends and allies of ours that if they want a society that is going to be able to sustain itself in this age, then they're
going to have to change how they do business. >> all right. you can see fareed's full interview with president obama this sunday 10:00 a.m. eastern on "fareed zakaria gps" only on cnn. >> let's take you back outside to take a look at what life is like in new york city at this time. as you can see, the city slowly coming back to life. the travel ban has lifted. the subways will start running again right around noon but they'll be on holiday schedule which means they'll be about 60% up to speed. hopefully amtrak will begin running soon between new york and boston but as you can see right now, the city looks peaceful and beautiful. the snowplows are out. it won't be long new york until everything gets back to normal. i wish i could say the same to folks that live in boston because they are still getting slammed as they are on long island new york. in rhode island, schools are canceled. you have to admire school officials because one providence
rhode island school announced their upcoming snow day in a special way. ♪ school is closed ♪ ♪ school is closed ♪ ♪ because the snow is too deep ♪ ♪ school is closed ♪ ♪ school is closed ♪ ♪ you can stay in bed and sleep ♪ ♪ here i'll snooze and here i'll stay ♪ ♪ let the storm rage on ♪ >> my principal never did that back in the day. this is matt. he's the head of school at moses down in providence. we'll be right back.
good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me this hour. in the northeast, new yorkers are grumbling and new englanders are shoveling. this is a live image from boston. winter hardy souls there and specifically on cape cod taking the brunt of the storm with up to two feet of snow expected it will likely go down as one of the top five storms in massachusetts state history. watch the snow pile up on new york's long island. this is time lapse video from a cnn ireporter. it's not so much fun to watch when it's outside your own
window. here's the latest snowfall totals. heavier from new york's southern suburbs and up the coast. many new yorkers are angry saying emergency officials overreacted by shutting down roads and public transportation. >> we'll be redeploying much of the equipment from the new york city area mid hudson area to long island and specifically to suffolk. we're lifting all of the traffic bans on the road at 8:00. the 13 county area affected will be lifted at 8:00. >> cnn crews are fanned out across the northeast as the storm churns its way up the coast and dumps even more snow along the way. let's head to a state really getting slammed. that would be massachusetts. jennifer gray is in boston this morning. good morning, jennifer. >> reporter: good morning, carol. welcome to boston. it's a mess out here. winds
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