Winter Storm Clobbers Much Of America
It is the nightmare winter that won't let up. From the South to the Northeast, the storm is being called catastrophic and is making for treacherous travel conditions.
Wind and ice in Virginia brought a crane smashing down on a car. Miraculously, the driver survived.
In South Carolina, trees weighed down by ice and snow were snapping like matchsticks.
It was tough going for everyone trying to make it to work, including the team here at INSIDE EDITION.
INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney was at Columbus Circle in Manhattan and said, "The snow is falling so fast. Anywhere between two to three inches an hour and the wind gusts are so high that it is leading to blinding conditions and slippery conditions."
Our Paul Boyd was on the New Jersey Turnpike where he saw a group of cars stuck on the side of the road. He said, "It is treacherous out here."
It took Les Trent more than four hours to get to work. When he left his house it was still dark. Heavy snow was falling, saying, "I have been on the road for an hour-and-a-half. This is normally a 45 minute drive."
Once he got into Manhattan, the snow had become a combination of rain and ice and his umbrella was useless.
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New York is in the middle of Fashion Week, which draws the world's top models and celebrities.
Trent asked one model who was in heels, "How do you walk in these things today? I am slipping in my boots!"
She said, "That is because you do not have the traction." She lifted her shoe and had extra material applied to grip the snow.
Trent said, "Fashion with traction, that is incredible!"
In the nation's Capital, snow brought the business of the government to a standstill. The Washington Monument was barely visible as the snow came falling down.