Snow-Weary Northeast Gets... More Snow

Another winter storm dumps 12 to 19 inches on East Coast
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2011 7:25 AM CST
Pedestrians cross a slush and snow covered L Street Northwest, during a major winter storm in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – Canceled flights, stranded passengers, closed schools: Yes, another storm walloped the already storm-weary East Coast last night, dumping anywhere from 12 to 19 inches of snow across the region. In and around Washington, DC, more than 400,000 customers were left without power; in Philadelphia, 1,500 people were stranded at the airport when more than 400 flights were canceled last night; and in New York, even the Statue of Liberty was closed due to snow.

Some parts of New England were still seeing snow fall this morning, and in Portsmouth, NH, the public works director says they’re running out of places to put the snow: “We probably have a five-story snow dump right now. It's time to get a lift up on it and we could probably do a ski run.” In Massachusetts, high winds of up to 49mph made traveling on icy roads even more dangerous; in the Mid-Atlantic region, the snow was joined by thunder and lightning. The region has seen above-average snowfall this season, the AP reports.

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