An Amtrak train made a dramatic entrance when it pulled into a station this week.
While arriving in Rhinecliff, New York, the train drove into thick snow on the ground.
From The Daily Mail
Dramatic video shows snow flying everywhere and hitting people on the platform in the Wednesday incident.
The slow-motion clip of the train’s arrival was posted to YouTube by user Nick Colvin.
He wrote: ‘Train moving faster than usual plus fresh snow from Stella resulted in a more spectacular arrival than expected.’
Another video of the incident was posted to Facebook by Craig Oleszewski.
His video was captioned: ‘First train into Rhinecliff since the storm.’
In the video’s comments section, Oleszewski said: ‘I wish I hadn’t panned on the engine, should have stayed on the unsuspecting crowd of passengers, most of whom boarded after me and were covered in snow like little frosty ice-men.’
Several people were knocked down to the ground, one person told NBC New York.
The train seemingly traveled at a normal speed so as to clear the snowfall, Gus Ubaldi, a railroad expert, told the local news station.
Forecasters had predicted storm Stella would dump up to 2 feet of snow in New York City, but instead the Big Apple was hit with sleet and a few inches of snow.
Officials warned 50 million people on Monday to prepare for the would-be crippling effects of a blizzard that was supposed to hit the Northeast region of the country Tuesday with up to 24 inches of snow and 60mph winds.
A state of emergency was even declared in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, as many flocked to prepare for what was thought to be the worst storm of the winter season.
But Tuesday morning around 9am, forecasters downgraded their predictions of New York City receiving up to 2 feet of snow and canceled the blizzard warning, and instead now predict that the Big Apple will only receive 4 to 8 inches of snow.
The storm tracked a little farther west than forecasters originally anticipated, resulting in a sloppy mix of snow and sleet for larger portions of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
In New York, there was 24 inches of snowfall in Norwich, 13 inches in Albany and 7.2 inches in Central Park on Tuesday.
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