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WASHINGTON (AP) — The governors of Virginia and Tennessee have declared a state of emergency, as the latest winter storm dumps snow and ice on parts of the eastern United States.
The snow is covering a thin layer of ice on the streets in and around Washington, D.C., which could see as much as 10 inches of snow by the end of the day. Parts of West Virginia could get up to a foot of snow. Up to six inches of snow is predicted in Philadelphia, while parts of New Jersey could get nearly a foot.
Officials are warning people to stay off icy roads, and school has been canceled in many areas. Most federal offices in the Washington area are closed.
The flight tracking site FlightAware.com says more than 2,000 flights in the U.S. have been scrapped.
142-r-21-(Sound of man shoveling snow in downtown Washington,)--Sound of man shoveling snow from a downtown Washington sidewalk. (3 Mar 2014)
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143-a-14-(Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware.com, in AP interview)-"the United States"-Daniel Baker with FlightAware.com says there's no doubt about it, this week is getting off to a rough start for travelers. (3 Mar 2014)
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APPHOTO VAWIN102: Tom Stark shovels snow from the sidewalk and driveway on Monday, March 3, 2014 in in Winchester, Va. Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoors. (AP Photo/The Winchester Star, Ginger Perry) (3 Mar 2014)
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