A second major winter storm in less than a week hit the Northeast and brought heavy snow, high winds, and thundersnow to the region. An eighth-grade teacher in New Jersey was struck by lighting outside of her school during the storm. According to ABC 7, the 33-year-old teacher was standing outside on bus duty at Manchester Middle School when her umbrella was struck by lighting as students were preparing for dismissal.
Two other teachers escorted her to the nurse's office until EMT's arrived. She was alert and conscious but told them she felt tingling in her arm and hand. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The Asbury Park Press reports there were multiple reports of thundersnow in South Jersey. In one instance a building in the nearby town of Ship Builder caught fire after being struck by lightning.
The storm is dumping up to a foot of snow in some areas of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. It could drop up to 18 inches in Boston and Worcester.
The storm is causing havoc on the roads during the evening commute, with multiple accidents and downed trees and powerlines clogging roadways.