North of Hampton U. campus, heavy snow pounds family, friends

By Zachary Bragg and Ashley McKie

The Northeast U.S. states Thursday morning were hit really hard with a serve snow storm. News predictions say that snow can land from 4 to 12 inches, and winds guts were getting up to 35 mph. The Northeast – including New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts -- is in bad condition.

Hampton University campus journalists who were enjoying 40-degree temperatures and clearing skies, checked in on family and friends in the snow-afflicted states.

"The weather right now is around 20 degrees and we're expected to get 12-18 inches of snow," said Tiyanna Jenkins, a freshman, marketing major at American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. "But the worst part is trying to figure out what I'm going to eat because classes are canceled, the campus is closed, and none of the shuttles are running.

"The weather is so bad, I can't go outside, so I may just rely on snacks for the rest of the day." Mindy Montgomery of Carteret, New Jersey said, "Right now the snow is coming down around 2 inches per hour. For me I know I will not be leaving the house today. Government is asking people to stay off roads, unless they really have to drive due to the awful driving conditions.

"The worst part is the wind. It's causing the snow to blow everywhere."

Iyonce Jackson of Roosevelt Island in New York City said, "There's a good 3-4 inches in my neighborhood right now, but the snowfall is still very heavy. The amount of now will probably go up to 5-6."

Lafleur Derrick of Decatur Street in Brooklyn's Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood said, "I'm snowed in, and cannot go to work because it is dangerous. Public transportation are running with fewer buses and trains.

"On the bright side, I am very well prepared for the storm, I did some grocery shopping before the storm started."

The writers are students in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.

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