Winter Storm Niko wreaked havoc on the East Coast Thursday. Hundreds of accidents and stranded motorists kept police hopping.

The storm also tragically claimed the life of a doorman in New York City. He was identified as Miguel Gonzalez, 59, according to ABC 7. The man was shoveling snow in front of a building on East 93rd Street at around 9:30 a.m. when he slipped and crashed through the glass, sustaining injuries to his neck and face.

Whether it’s a winter storm, or wildfires, wherever tragedy strikes, a police officer is sure to be nearby.

Winter storm effects everything

The storm spread heavy accumulations of snow across much of New Jersey, New York City and Connecticut. In the New York metropolitan area, hundreds of schools were closed and more than 2,300 flights were canceled. More than 35,000 customers lost power in the greater Boston area.


In Manhattan, slick roads were responsible for two jackknifed MTA buses before 11 a.m., NBC New York reported, and on Long Island, a tractor-trailer was involved in an accident with multiple other vehicles, prompting authorities to shut down the westbound side of the freeway for a time. Elsewhere on the island, a snowplow crashed into a pole, causing delays, and near-blizzard conditions were spotted on many freeways.

Beware friends in the East, another storm is due to hit Sunday. Bundle up and be ready!

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