tv Anderson Cooper 360 CNN February 9, 2013 1:00am-2:00am EST
our easy-to-use tools will keep you in front of your customers. see what's right for you at constantcontact.com/try. top of the hour here, 1:00 in the morning east coast time. i'm brooke baldwin. want to welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world as we cover this massive northeast blizzard. a blizzard now many, many trees are down. power is out for hundreds of thousands of people here. as we show you some of the pictures, let me tell you what we know now. more than half a foot of snow has already fallen in massachusetts. that state is also dealing with widespread power outages and across the region, more than a half million homes and businesses are without electricity. to new york, look at this. can't see much of the sky line anymore. visibility much, much worse here as of course irr dark and the snow is still falling here.
this is really, this is the worst of it, the third quarter, to use chad's analogy. a football game, 30 quarter. minute to go. we learned someone was killed in a storm-related traffic accident in poughkeepsie, new york. a state of emergency is in place. rail service has been suspended from manhattan to upstate. in rhode island, snow there. similar story. been stacking up as fast as 3 inches in an hour here, up to 2 feet of snow is predicted along with winds possibly topping 60 miles per hour. i'm in the cnn weather center where we're watching the snow storm move across the northeast. this is where our weather folks, our producers are able to get the up to date information so we can pass it along to you as we will be all night long. i hope you stay with me in the wee hours of the morning, until 5:00 this morning with all of the information for you, the updated conditions and a team of reporters and crews fanned out
across the entire northeast region. here are a couple for you. far left, ipd raw petersons is in boston. ali velshi in cape cod, in dennis port, massachusetts. allison kosk in manhattan, and chad myers tracking the storm for us here at the cnn weather center. let me begin in boston tonight. look at these cars, covered. logan airport, by the way, measuring one wind gust at 76 miles per hour. folks, that is two miles above hurricane force. indra petersons in the thick of it, joins me from a very snowy boston. i don't know if you have the wind -- the measuring the wind -- how have conditions changed since the last time we talked? there it is. >> it's fuby because every time i stand here and i think things are okay. not too bad, and one of these guszs blows by and it's just unbearable. think of ice pellets pelleting your face, 40, 50, 70 miles per
hour. logan airport is only two miles from here. they had a 76-mile-per-hour wind gust. imagine that with ice pelting your face. that's what we're dealing with. this is definitely right in the thick of the blizzard. snowfall rates 1 to 2 inches per hour. we have seen 3 to 4 inches per hour. we see visibility switch up based upon that. the downside, so many people without power. in massachusetts alone, 350,000 people without power right now. in the northeast, half a million people without power. keep in mind, imagine temperatures now, nighttime, talking about 19 degrees. the windchill, below zero. negative 1 degrees to be exact. a very cold night. not sure how long power will take to get on. crews are out trying to clear the roads. they're doing what they can, but it's hard to keep up with this. keep in mind how fast this is going. we still have many hours to go. even as the system tries to clear out by late tomorrow or today depending on how you want
to look at it, we're talking about the winds picking up, so visibility is still going to be really poor and travel is going to be an a nonstop. people are heeding the warnings. they're not on the roads, they're staying inside, and that's good news. we have heard of some semi trucks jackknifed on the roads. overall, not hearing too many reports other than those power outages. at this point in time, i think that's the wus thing we're seeing. >> i'm seeing some lights behind you. some car, as we know, deval patrick said no, there's a travel ban in place in massachusetts. i talked to mayor menino. they know the deal in boschen. you can't have your parked car on the street or you get towed. have you seen people out and about in the snow? are they enjoying it? >> well, ironically, i was talking to dave, our exec tsk producer in the weather office, and he mentioned that he saw someone today in shorts and goggles going for a run.
i'm going to guess he's a local. i don't know. >> that's boston. >> we had a lot of people out here playing with their dogs. you know, generally speaking, i'm looking around right now. it is quiet. a couple cars here behind me. again, can't tell if they're with the media or not. generally speaking, it seems like people are staying indoors. it's also after midnight. >> all is quiet, thank you so much for standing out there in it. we appreciate that. also out in the thick of things is ali velshi. there is a twitter handle created, save alli velshi. we're glad you're out there, you are in the cape in massachusetts. how is that wind right now? >> again, for the moment, for the moment, it died down. while you were talking to indra, like she said t seems okay, and then a gust comes through. it is that sharp, icy snow. it's not hail. somebody tweeted me and said i
referred to it as little ice pellets and that's hail. that's not hail. i think the save ali velshi from wearing that stupid hat. it's the only way to protect yourself from what's going on here. the power is going out again in dennis port, massachusetts, which is halfway down the southern coast of cade cop. 30 miles east, you get to cat m chatham. the power keeps going on and going out, which means the power is trying to fix itself. it's pretty sophisticated the way electricity travels. it doesn't mean there's a crew fixing it. there are no crews out. particularly those guys in the buckets. that's not going to happen in this kind of wind. not going to happen tomorrow morning, either. when they start fixing power, it's going to go to critical places first. we have 12 hours of this. you might be 20 hours before you get crews out there. might be two days, so this is a big concern. of the more than 540,000
customers, of the more than 540,000 that have lost power, 300,000 are in massachusetts. remember, that number is probably about an hour old. it updates every now and then. we're probably way above that. that's serious given the temperatures that indra was talking about. it's really -- the regular temperature's not all that cold, but the windchill is making it feel a lot colder. that's going to become an issue overnight. the moment, massachusetts, connecticut, rhode island, you can't be on the road. i-95 from the northeast to florida, it's closed. nobody can be on it. this is an issue. not like a normal power outages where you go somewhere. you can't go anywhere. this is where it has that serious turn. if you're well equipped in your home and you have heat or you have prepared for it and you're watching this on tv or sleeping, everything is going to be okay, and for the vast majority of people, that's the case, but there are going to be some
people having a rough night of it. >> let me ask you this, how many people -- the cape is a beautiful place in the summer, but how many people are there this time of year? >> well, the estimate is about a quarter million. of the entire cape year round. probably gets up to 600,000 or 700,000 in the summer, particularly in areas like this. a couple hours ago, i was doing a report into anderson's show and fo guys walked by because they lived about a quarter mile away. they had cabin fever and wanted to see what it was like. here's the gust, by the way, i was talking ability. a hardy new englander. spent his entire life here. said this storm doesn't compare to the storm of '78. he said it's bad. the wind is witing. they walked around. the weather was not like this when he was walking around. hopefully chad can tell us whether this is the worst of it or it gets worse, but the wibd right now, completely calm. moment ago, a gust that felt in
the high 50s. >> we'll ask chad. ali velshi, thank you so much. in new jersey, governor chris christie is telling folks this is a complex storm and in vintage chris christie fashion, he's very matter of fact. >> the overall safety message is an obvious one. stay home. avoid unnecessary travel. if you're out in the storm, stay behind salt trucks and plows and drive slowly. just generally be smart and be careful. and if you can be off the roads, that would be even more helpful. it allows our vehicles to be able to clear, salt, and sand the roads mump more efficiently and effectively and keeps you out of harm's way. we're ready, prepared to make the roads and bridges and railways passable for our citizens. but we would hope that tonight into tomorrow morning during the brunt of the storm that you would all take the opportunity
to stay home with family and friends. >> hopefully a lot of you have been heeding that warning. we have seen chris christie over the past week, doing tours, talking to the victims of sandy. that happened in the end of october. so many people still trying to get back on their feet. we can now call the storm fatal. we have heard there's some sort of vehicle-related accident. this is poughkeepsie new york. one person has died. storm related vehicle accident. we're working on getting more information. as soon as we do, i'm promise i'll pass it along. let me take you to allison in new york, in manhattan, and set the scene for me. >> we've got a nice icy snow coming down. you know, it is kind of a winter wonderland. you look out here, this i really nuls, what you're seeing here. we're at the circle, columbus circle. usually on a friday night, in the wee hours of the morning, but this is usually packed with cars. do you see a car?
i don't even see cabs. >> there are normally so many cabs. >> this is new york city, friday night. there's no one out. it's desolate, a ghost town. people are staying in tonight excep for the snow plow coming our way. i'm going to step out of the way, ken, so you don't get run over. it's like a ghost town. it is kind of eerie. it's also kind of nice. it's a winter wonderland. and how often do you have new york where it's so quiet except for the snow plow going by, you could almost hear a pin drop. >> good to see he's keeping the sidewalks there at time warner center clean. thank you. we'll come back to you. i want to bring in chad myers here as we sit in the weather center. briefly, let's just get a recap on what happened, long island expressway. people trapped. what more do you know? >> if you look at the map behind me, up to new york has 22 inches of snow. this is suffolk county. you talk about islip and all the way to montauk.
we knew this area was getting pounded by snow. that's where the slow-down, we know cars were stopped on the freeway, and even the fire department couldn't get them because the snow was so deep. probably because the drifts are so deep. snow mobile was going out to get them. that was from the emergency manager of suffolk county. >> is the worst of this over? >> i think it's close. i think the low pressure is as close to ali as it's going to get. it's almost like when i watch ali and the wind comes and goes, it's almost like watching him in a hurricane where an outer band will come by and the wind will pick up, then the outer band will leave and the wind completely stops. that's what it feels like to me. that low will be close to him for the next three hours. by 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., it starts to move away. the wind for him shifts direction. so he's going to be shifting direction because just like a hurricane, the wind is going to start to move as the low moves away. i think that's when theheaviest
massachusetts, and rhode island, then by 11:00 in the morning, it's all gone. >> we see the pictures in terms of surge, coastal flooding, is that a huge concern? >> there was some surge, flooding in the sandy hook area, in part of the new jersey area, but that was because of wind blowing the water for days in that direction. i think the only real threat we have is that a high tide like into boston harbor, into gloucester, and up into there. those are kind of rocky shores in some spots. you'll see the waves, they'll smash onshore, it will be a beautiful picture of the plume flying in the wind, but i don't get we're going to get a massive tidal surge along the coast and flood homes. >> i don't want to talk about that and flooding. chad, thank you very much, and coming up here as we continue to cover this massive blizzard encroaching upon so many of you in the new england, northeast area, we'll talk to someone from the red cross talking about how they're out and about helping people in need today, tomorrow,
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island, and sarah, i have seen the pictures from providence. i mean, it is just totally white there. tell me what kinds of calls have you all been getting? >> hi, brooke. thanks so much for having me. yes, we are -- we are responding to the storm. and it is a challenge. as you can imagine. we do have some shelters open on the cape in massachusetts. and also on long island. and we have volunteers, and we also have supplies in place and ready to go on stand by if emergency officials say it's time to open more shelters throughout rhode island and other areas if necessary. >> while i have you, while people are listening, just run through the common sense things that you want to pass along to people so hopefully they will not be calling you. >> well, you know, if they're home without power, obviously,
the biggest thing tonight is to keep warm. and we want people to do that safely. so maybe the best thing to do is gather everybody into one room. time to have a family night. stay warm, get some extra blankets. maybe some layered clothing for the evening. you never, ever want to use your oven or stove to heat your home. that's a dangerous thing to do. if you're going to use a generator, you need to be very, very careful that it has enough exhaust and that, you know, it has want been covered in snow that then it will back up into your home and have a carbon monoxide situation. be careful with that. also if you have no power, you don't want to use candles. with the wind the way it is, tree branches are falling. they could -- a window could break. then you have wind and an open flame and a fire. that's a much more dangerous situation. so we definitely suggest
flashlights or maybe your kids have toys that light up. you know, something fun, something battery powered. >> let me ask you as you talk about the shelters that are open, they're for folks who may not have power, may not have heat. i can't help but also think about people who are homeless who are out, who do not have anywhere to go, do not have shelter to seek. how are you handling that? >> well, i mean, the emergency shelters that are open, you know, like i said, on the cape and in long island, you know, they'll take anybody that needs a place to stay. a lot of the cities in our region and across the area had been out there, i'm sure, even over the past few months because of the cold. with a different kind of outreach to the homeless as far as places they can go. >> okay.
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so many of you are our eyes and ears on the ground as we continue covering this blizzard in the northeast. we're getting all kinds of just amazing video. pictures coming in from our ireporters. amy laporte is here with me in studio at 1:24 in the morning. thank you for doing this with me. >> i love monitoring twitter. i actually get paid for it. >> the tweets are flying. i love getting them. begin with what kinds of pictures. >> we're getting a lot of the empty shelf picture. walmart, this picture here. this is a walmart in quincy, massachusetts. brian garrett sent this in to us. it's a case of the old boy scouts motto, be prepared, for these folks. they know. >> there's nothing left. >> that's the bread aisle. it's the usual. peek stock up on bread, they stock up on water. >> bread, milk, beer. >> that leads me to the next one. new york, check this picture
out. that right there is for a wine shop. those people are braving the conditions. they've got their big jackets on, their scarves. they're lining up for wine. i guess it's a case of, you know -- >> blizzard parties. >> making the best of a bad situation. this one guy, we have this tweet i want to show you. he knows what it's all about. if you live around the boston area like i do, be safe, stay warm, and drink beer, i guess. that really sums up the feeling. >> did you see the snow ball fight. julian cummings shot it in boston. the bars are beginning to empty. >> and they know they've got the nation's eyes on them. you know, got reporters out there in the street. they're like, why not? let's have fun with this. we do want to warn people, we want these ireports, but stay safe when you're out there because i want to show you this video we got. this was boston. check out that sign there. it says blizzard warning. avoid all travel. as you see the cars whizzing by.
people there clearly not heeding the warning. >> not yet. hopefully they did after 4:00 in the afternoon when you couldn't drive in a couple of these states. >> hopefully they did. we want to see you sending in your video, you pictures. you're the eyes of the storm. be safe, stay off the roads, but if you have some amazish pictures out there, we want to see them. >> thank you. go to ireport.com. thank you, thank you. we're reading your tweets. we thank you for it. we'll take you to the hardest hit areas of the storm as we continue our special coverage of the overnight hours of the northeast blizzard.
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right now, up to 50 million americans are in the path of this blizzard as it is plowing through much of the northeast and new england right now. look at these pictures with me. more than a foot and a half of snow has already fallen in parts of massachusetts. that state is also dealing with widespread power outages. those numbers keep changing. across the region, more than a half million homes and businesses are without electricity. let me take you to new york. you can see here the worst of the storm hitting in the overnight hours a short time ago. we did learn that one person was killed in what is being
described as a storm-related traffic accidents. that's all we know so far. a storm-related vehicle accident in poughkeepsie, new york. a state of emergency is in place across the state. rail service has been suspended from manhattan to upstate, and in rhode island, snow. stacking up there, fast as 3 inches an hour, we have been hearing. up to 2 feet of snow is predicted along with the winds possibly topping 60 miles per hour, and in boston, wind gusts at one point, they got a wind gust at logan airport, 76 miles per hour. that's faster than a hurricane. we could see snow drifts towering 6, 7 feet tall possibly. indra petersons in the midst of it for us at 1:30 in the morning. as it is continuing to fall in the wind, just not very fun for you. how is it going out there? >> good thing i'm a weather geek, because i actually do love this stuff. i want to show you right now, right, i want to show you the yardstick. we're measuring how much snow
we've gotten at the boston harbor. i'm only seeing 9 inches in this spot. generally speaking, we're not seeing a foot just yet. eter way, we're seeing heavy snowfall. we're still seeing 1 to 2 inches per hour. at some points, 3 or 4 inches per hour. you mentioned logan airport. that's only about 2 miles away from here. these gusts will pick up out of nowhere. try being pelted by ice crystals, 50, 60, 70 miles per hour. that's what it feels like to be standing right here. currently right now, no biggy, right? we'll show you once again, i love showing this tower because it's the best way to tell how heavy the snow is falling. when you see visibility drop less than a mile, you know you have heavy snowfall. that tower is about a mile away. i talked to a gentleman today who said he was standing right here in the 1978 blizzard, and
he told me, now, we see the wharf here is about 90 feet away from me. he told me at that point in time, the winds were so strong, the water had gone over the chains, even to where i'm standing. he said it was worse then. a little perspective from someone here back then. i wasn't even born. it is cold. we're talking about temperatures, 19 degrees. the windchill down to negative 1. there are so many people right now without power. in the northeast, 500,000 people are currently without power in these freezing temperatures. in massachusetts alone, 350,000 people without power. and we're now hearing that the plymouth nuclear power plant is also out of power, but they are on backgenerators so they're not saying it's an emergency, but 90 pe 90% of the area around the power plant without power as well. hurricane force winds, heavy, wet snow, and this is going be here for a while, even when this starts to back out of here by tomorrow, these winds are still going to be blowing.
all the fresh snow on the ground will continue to do this. >> all right, weather geek. we appreciate you enjoying yourself out there. we'll keep coming back to you. you mentioned the wind, the power outages. want to give you an update on some of the folks we heard were trapped on the long island expressway. here is what we know, from suffolk county confirming crews are clearing off the cars around exit 59 and 63. a spokesman confirmed there have been people stuck in the cars and he doesn't know how many, and as far as he knows there are no medical emergencies besides being stuck and not being able to get off the expressway. want to take you back to boston, to actually, full transparency, a dear friend of mine, a professor of mine and is now at suffolk university. lives in southeast boston. dana, you with me? >> i am.
>> hello, my friend. how are you? >> i am very well. how are you, dear? >> you know, i'm a lot warmer than a lot of people i know who are in new england right now. tell me, you live in southby, how is the snow? >> just for you, i just went out about 15 minutes ago and looked at more snow. and had a harder time even finding my car. but i am here to report that there you see my car, i think you have the picture up there. it's now even more covered now, two hours later, but the 24 convenience store at the end of my block is open. it is open, the lights are on, and if you need milk or juice, you can get there and get some. >> i was reading your note where you were walking from the back bay back home. were there a lot of people out walking earlier? >> there weren't too many people. i looked it up. it was a mile and a half. and google maps said it should have taken me 32 minutes to get home. it really took me that same
amount of time even in this weather. there were a few people out. mostly those people walking dogs, to be honest with you. it was a little eerie because i was walking down the middle of the plowed street because i couldn't see where the sidewalks were. >> we keep hearing heeerie to describe what people are seeing. we're going to play this video. tell me what year rr going to see? >> oh, gosh, i shot that at the last minute, about 15 minutes ago. >> there's a plow. >> the plows are out. and i saw four of them in the whole half block that i went by. you can see, i live in that church, which is now condominiums. they're trying to stay out, ahead of this clean-up effort. that's why all of the cars were ordered off the streets and roads. you can walk down the streets, no problem. >> final question to you, and
i'll let you know and i appreciate you staying up and doing this with me. you're a boston boy, born and raised. how does this compare to storms in the past? >> i remember the big blizzard of 1978, which is the second largest amount of snow we had from any one storm here in boston, obviously, 35 years ago so the memories are a little gray. be that as it may, we can deal with this. it's really not a big deal. you can see my front door. big heavy doors. it was hard to pull them open against the snow. they had piled up there. but if you have the right boots and the right gear, it's actually not that cold out. it's just a lot of snow. so we'll be fine. >> spoken like a true bostonian. dana, thank you for calling me at 1:30 in the morning. i appreciate it. stay safe. enjoy the snow. >> you're welcome. doing a great job, as always. >> thank you. let's go to ali velshi now. ali is out on cape cod. in the town of dennis port. and how is it looking out there,
ali? >> yeah, gusting again. it's not getting worse. i was listening to your explanation with chad a little while ago that probably the worst, or hopefully the worst is above us at the moment and that it felt more, he described it well, having covered a number of hurricanes. he described it as seeming like a hurricane where there's almost still air for a little while, and then there's a big gust and there's a band of wind and then it stops. that's what it feels like. it doesn't have the regularity that it had earlier. i hope that's good news. i will tell you, though, the personality of the storm has changed so much. now i'm walking in the snow and it's crunchy and crisp. which means it's heavy, and it had melted and it's iced over again, and that's terrible for power lines. here's that gust again. see, it keeps coming through. that's bad for power lines. the power is back on again. it's -- it keeps going on and going off. as i said, if this is happening to you in massachusetts or in new england, it's not because -- first, if your power is off,
you're not listening to me, but if you're getting intermittent power outages and they're coming back, it's not that somebody is repairing it. the power is trying to find ways of going through, and then it's overloading and another transformer is going out or a line goies down. if a line goes down, you're not getting that fixed anytime soon. i was pleased to hear the conversation you had with the woman from the red cross. and that is worth running again just so people know what to do if you haven't lost your power. if you lose it between now and tomorrow morning, it may be some time before you get back into it. the gentleman you were just talking to, i agree with him, it's not all together that cold. it is if you're standing on a beach in dennis port, cape cod, but you shouldn't do that. nobody else is doing that. >> i can't imagine why not. >> you should be in your house and seeking shelter. bottom line is yes, if you're prepared for this, it's a northeastern winter storm that has a little more snow and
velocity and wind, but you can definitely protect yourself against it. the danger is people who lose power who insist on being outside, on driving. we had a traffic accident in pukimsy. even if you decide you want to walk around, downed lines can be dangerous and they can still be coming down. that's a situation we have in cape cod. i will remind you, 540,000 customers without power in the northeast. that number is now approaching two hours old, maybe 2:30 old, which means the number is quite possibly higher. it could be adjusting itself because of places like this, is dennis port considered a place without power because three times in the last hour, it's been without power? it's unclear what's going on. but a lot of people without power. 300,000 of that 540,000 right here in massachusetts. massachusetts is getting hit very hard by this storm. >> right. now a fatal storm, as you point out. a couple people also trapped in
cars on the long island expressway. they're being tended to. it's going to be a long night. the best picture of this is once the sun comes up, and we'll see a better picture of what these emergency crews have to deal with. ali velshi, my thanks to you. chad myers, are we through the worst of it? i yes, i believe we are. it's still going to pile up. if you have 24 inches of snow on the ground and by tomorrow you wake up and it's 30, i guess it's still bad. the wus is over. we're way now into the fourth quarter. keep going with this football thing because the super bowl just got over. hamdan, that's the new winner at 26.0. and wolcott at 24.5. framing ham at 19. norton at 17. randolph had 21 inches and it's still snowing and will be snowing now for the next six hours at 1 to 2 inches per hour, and boroughville in rhode
island, 21 inches on the ground. portland, connecticut, 81-mile-per-hour gusts in the last hour. logan airport, 76. good numbers there. i don't remember seeing numbers like that during sandy in some spots. those are hurricane-force wind gusts. there you go, the low pressure center. about as close to ali velshi, about as close to him as you're going to get. that means the pressure is low, the winds are as big. by later on, 4:00, fiepally moving offshore and moving away. as it moves away, it will take the snow with it. as it takes the snow with it, all that will be left will be wind. by tomorrow afternoon, the wind will probably be down to 20 or 30, even on the cape. we're winding down. this was a big one. there are still some spots that will get at least 4 to 6 inches of snow. no question. that wouldn't be new york. new york, maybe 1 to tworx what you see is what you get if you're in the poconos and as you slide off into the east, into maine, nova scotia, halifax, newfoundland, you'll see more as
the night goes on because the storm is getting closer to you. >> we have been reporting on this one fatality, and we're now getting other information. i'll tell you what we have learned, how the death happened. new details on that, the fatal storm killing one person in poughkeepsie, new york. manhattan, cnn's special coverage of the northeast blizzard is back right after this. stay with me. back pain. to take action. to take the next step. today, you will know you did something for your pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a pain reliever fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not for children under 18. people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta.
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one fatality that has now been reported out of poughkeepsie, new york. this is from the police department in poughkeepsie. there was this 74-year-old man, out walking along the road, and a young woman, age 18, was driving along, and again, according to police, she lost control of her vehicle because of the snow. she hit this man who was walking. he went to the hospital. and that is where he palsdzed away. as of now, i should note, the driver was not charged with anything, but the investigation is ongoing. poughkeepsie, new york. in rhode island, the snow already is more than a foot deep. it will continue falling for several more hours and cnn's poppy harlow has been in the heart of it in providence which she has is in a virtual lockdown. >> a restaurant, a tall hotel. can't see it anymore. the pellets that ali and jason are feeling are coming right at us. there goes my hat. i'm sure cnn will give me another one. it is white-out conditions here.
this is wet snow because it's 34 degrees. that's the huge problem. that's why you have 87,000 customers in rhode island alone without power. because the snow is building up on the power lines. it's bringing them down. we just talked to the mayor's representative. he told us in providence alone, they've had 60 calls of downed trees or downed power lines. they have 120 vehicles on the road alone here in providence. they closed the entire i-95 corridor down. about five, six hours ago. they haven't done that since the great blizzard of '78. they made it at 5:00 illegal for any cars to be on the road, and this is why we're standing in the center of providence, downtown, complete white-out, and it's going to be like this at least through 6:00 a.m. >> poppy harlow, thank you. by the way, poppy will be up at 6:00 in the morning eastern time to work from providence. so definitely catch her then. meantime, as we're watching can covering the northeast blizzard, we have been getting these
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all right, let's go straight to the streets of boston here. these are live pictures provided by julian cummings who is on the air with me. at 2:00 this afternoon, julian, and you're still out there, still driving. it looks pretty quiet, which is a good thing. >> definitely quiet. totally different picture than from 2:00 p.m., the roads are completely full of snow. we're seeing less and less plowed. the shot you're seeing is actually lighter than what i'm seeing driving. we're in a complete white-out. our camera lens is wide open. all the light is showing you more than i can see right now. that's how bad it is. >> wow, and remind us, because according to the governor, you shouldn't be on the roads. it's media and emergency personnel, they're allowed to be out, correct? >> correct. emergency personnel and special services are allowed. we're not seeing much of anyone
right now. all these cars you're seeing here, just filled with snow. plowed in. they have some serious digging out to do tomorrow. this is one of the only streets in boston that actually has cars on it. we saw cars earlier being towed if they were parked illegally. they were out. they did not want cars to be in the way of the plowing. >> i'm so glad you brought that up because that was my next question. when you look at these cars, i was talking to the boston mayor earlier this afternoon. and you know, boston is sort of notorious for, you know, during a storm like this, look, they will, and you have seen it, they will tow your car because they want to make sure the streets are cleared so if and when the emergency, the first responders need to get through, they can. so you've seen cars being towed, huh? >> earlier on in the day, for sure, we saw a lot of cars being towed. the street are empty for the most part. if i make a quick turn over to
another street, you'll see that it's empty. there's no other vehicles on any of the streets. and there's less and less people as well. earli earlier, we saw some college kids running around, having a good time in the sthoe. it's late and it's coming down real hard, and people are definitely in for the night. boston has that ghost town sort of eerie feel to it right now. >> eerie, there it is again. julian cummings driving around a very quiet, oddly quiet boston at this time of night. julian, thank you. we'll come back to you. when we come back, we will take you to staten island. keep in mind, so many people here have just been through it, really. the end of october, superstorm sandy slammed into several of the states here who are now grappling with this massive blizzard. we'll take you to staten island, see how many people there are faring, many without heat, without power, after this. to grow, we have to boost our social media visibility.
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well, you never know who you might run into during a blizzard. we had a couple of unexpected encounters earlier tonight. they happened when ashleigh banfield who was in greenwich, connecticut, was reporting for "ac 360." >> i have to ask you, it's 11:00 at night, what are you doing cross country skiing? >> i'm a physician who always tells people they ought to be exercising on they way to work, so i skied to my office just now. >> you have got to be kidding. >> i kid you not. just up the street. >> you're from wisconsin, aren't you? >> i'm from wisconsin. >> you can call it. i don't want to stop you have ugyour fun. on your way. that was really lovely to watch. have a good time, enjoy yourself, and be careful later on. come and meet little tiny savannah. why are you out walking with your baby? >> savannah is about 9 1/2 months old, and she's always looking for adventure.
so we figure why not. this is her first big snow storm. so we're excited. she loved nemo. >> and cooped up all day. >> she actually was at her boyfriend's place about 15 minutes ago. >> hi, savannah. say hi to anderson cooper. >> hey, anderson. >> you get home. it's starting to really come down. >> cross country skiing, a baby in a blizzard. oh, my, and it's 2:00 in the morning and we're still going strong. we'll be up for the next three hours with you as we continue to watch this now fatal storm. a live has been claimed in poughkeepsie, new york. also have new information coming up for you at the top of the hour about the folks trapped in their cars on the long island expressway. that's coming up next. ♪