Heavy Snow Expected for Mid-Atlantic, NortheastUpdated: 1 hour 26 minutes ago
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AP WASHINGTON (Feb. 5) -- The threat of up to 2 feet of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic caused airline cancellations Friday, school closures and emptied Virginia's Statehouse.
Those who can work from home should do so, said Joan Morris, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Transportation. Across the region, state officials were deploying thousands of trucks and employees and had hundreds of thousands of tons of salt at the ready.
"This is not a good mix," Morris said. "Heavy, wet snow with gusting winds is going to make it a very tough storm for us. I expect visibility will be very poor in spots, and we'll have to deal with drifting snow."
The National Weather Service issued a warning stretching from Baltimore to northern Virginia and parts of West Virginia. Total accumulations of 16 inches to 24 inches are expected. Storm warnings also were to take effect later Friday for New Jersey and Delaware, CNN reported. A weather storm watch was expected to stretch from western North Carolina up into Pennsylvania.
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