Weather Forecast

A man jumps over a puddle in the rain Wednesday in Manhattan. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Snowy winter drags on: Northeast U.S. struggles to cope


BOSTON/NEW YORK — The latest in a series of winter storms hit the United States on Wednesday, dropping wet, heavy snow in the Northeast states that disrupted travel and threatened supplies of salt needed to keep roads clear.

Officials in New York and New Jersey warned they were starting to run short of the rock salt used by road crews to keep ice from building up on highways and local roads, the result of the season’s repeated storms.

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