New Yorkers prepare for winter snowstorm

Millions of Americans are facing winter weather alerts as a major snowstorm heads for the northeast.

The country’s northeast is feeling the effects of a fast-moving storm which caused flooding in southern parts of the country.

An estimated 42 million people in the States are impacted by the winter weather alerts.

The national weather service says snowfall rates are hitting 1 to 3 inches per hour in some spots.

More than 1,000 flights were cancelled Tuesday local time a result of the weather.