Snowstorm paralyzing northeast, wide ripple effects on travel



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major precautions have made in the Northeast because of a massive snowstorm expected to produce up to 3 feet of snow in some areas.

Forecasters are warning that it will build into a blizzard, and the brunt of it will last into Tuesday. The Boston area could bear the brunt of the system and could be hit with 2 to 3 feet of snow, New York 1½ to 2 feet and Philadelphia more than a foot. A blizzard warning covers a 250-mile swath of the region. Wind gusts in some areas could reach 75 miles per hour, creating white-out conditions.

More than 7,700 flights in and out of the Northeast have been canceled. Some flights may not resume again until Wednesday. Commuter railroads and some local transit systems won't be operating overnight. And getting anywhere by road in the impact zone is severely limited by bans on non-essential traffic. There are widespread cancellations of schools.

In Washington, the House postponed Monday night deliberations because some lawmakers can't get back to the nation's capital.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast