Video shows the accumulation of snow and frost in New York City's Times Square over five hours on Monday. Time Lapse (no reporter narration).
TIME LAPSE (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A massive blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, canceling thousands of flights, curtailing mass transit and closing hundreds of schools, as officials warned that the storm could dump as much as 3 feet of snow on the region. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts declared states of emergencies as tens of millions of people were urged to stay home with transit systems suspending services. The potentially historic storm poses the latest challenge to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has been under political pressure in recent weeks from police unions. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for New York City and surrounding areas between coastal New Jersey and Connecticut, areas forecast to worsen overnight. The blizzard knocked out a number of entertainment events. Monday night home games were postponed for the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, comedian Louis C.K. nixed his final show set for Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, and Broadway performances in New York City were canceled for Monday.