A fast-moving spring snowstorm swept through parts of the Northeast, spreading a wintry mix that made for a slow and slushy commute to start the work week.
Snow began falling in Champaign County after 6 p.m. on April Fool’s Day, which was also Easter Sunday this year. Approximately 3-4 inches fell by Monday morning, sticking to trees and coating grassy areas but melting quickly on roads and driveways.
The storm stretched from Ohio to coastal southern New England early Monday. A winter weather advisory was in effect in New York, and a steady snow forced the Yankees to postpone their scheduled 1:05 p.m. home opener against Tampa Bay.
The storm was forecast to move off the coast later in the day, giving way to gradually warming temperatures and melting.
Monday’s snowstorm was the fifth to move through the area after four nor’easters in March. Those storms did not impact Ohio as greatly as the northeast.