Nor'easter pummels Northeast with heavy snow

Hundreds of drivers were stranded on highways in northern New Jersey after the storm dumped 2 feet of snow on the region.
3:26 | 03/08/18

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it means you could be digging out from that storm. Boston right now, still coming down there. A bit of a messy commute. They're moving pretty well. Though, hundreds of stranded on highways and interstates overnight. Look at this, northeastern women's basketball team, teamwork. They were able to free their bus. They successfully got it out. Play in the their conference tournament quarterfinals today. It's mad out there. Hundreds of schools still closed across the northeast. More than 3,000 flights cancelled by this storm and nearly a million are without power this morning. Full team coverage across the storm zone this morning. We start with gio Benitez in one of the hardest-hit areas in new Jersey. Good morning, gio. Reporter: George, listen, behind me, one of three interstates where people were stranded overnight. This is why. Look at all of this snow just piled up here. There's so much of it's causing a nightmare in the northeast. This morning, northeast reeling. In New Jersey, and parts of new York, 28 inches of snow paraly paralyzing the highways. Highways shut down. We experienced it firsthand. We haven't moved an inch. Nobody has. A total standstill. Clearly something has happened up there. After an hour stuck on the interstate, we had to turn around, hoping to find another exit. We're actually going to wrongway. We're going south on the north side of the interstate. I-80, car after car spun out, dug in or just plain stuck. Hours later. Still stranded out here. Reporter: Even cops unable to avoid the icy tracks. We have to come out and respond to a lot of these vehicles that are stuck and in this particular situation, here on this road, now my vehicle is stuck as well. Reporter: In Philadelphia the northeastern women's basketball team taking matters into their own hands, joining forces to push their bus out of the snow. Downed trees and downed power lines combining with wet snow to create hazardous conditions. Is picture of a power line exploding. Trains also brought to a grinding halt. Trapping passengers for hours. Grand central station in the heart of Manhattan, turned into a hotel. We've been stuck on the train for over 2 hours. Reporter: In ocean city, new Jersey, streets turned into rivers. Squad 29, Manchester middle school, a 30-year-old schoolteacher struck by lightning. Reporter: The storm also claimed one life. A woman in suffolk, New York, was killed by a falling tree. Back here live in saddlebrook, I want to show you this okay. All over the place. This is what we're finding now. My feet slipping here. This is that black ice. You have to be extremely careful. You have these temperatures that are just causing this. It's all over the place. Got to be careful on those roads. Gio, thanks very much.

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