3 Feet of Snow Could Bury Boston
New York City could get more than a foot
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2013 5:25 PM CST
Updated Feb 8, 2013 7:57 AM CST
A worker walks up toward a plow smoothing a large salt pile at Eastern Salt Company in Chelsea, Mass., in preparation for a major winter storm.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – The blizzard barreling toward the Northeast is still on track to bury New England and New York City later today, reports AP. The big airlines have canceled nearly 3,000 flights so far, reports CNN, and that number is only going to grow. Boston could get three feet of snow and New York City could get a foot and a half, according to the latest forecasts; both cities and other surrounding areas are bracing for the storm. Boston's Logan Airport and transit system will shut down this afternoon, the Globe reports; Amtrak and Greyhound routes between NYC and Boston are being suspended; schools have been closed; utility companies are prepping.

The snow is expected to start in the morning, get heaviest at night, and continue into tomorrow morning. Weather Underground's liveblog reports that light snow has started falling in upstate New York; residents of that state and New Jersey were filling up their tanks last night, reports the New York Times, which notes this could be the biggest blizzard in a century for some areas. "This is going to be a dangerous winter storm," says a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass. "Wherever you need to get to, get there by Friday afternoon and don't plan on leaving."

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Feb 9, 2013 6:04 AM CST
It's gratifying to see only one lonely troll here making the pathetic claim that such a weather event is proof "global warming" could not be occurring. Back in the heyday of newser.com there would have been a cadre of such cretins making endless lame comments ad nauseum in opposition to any rational arguments. If you seriously still haven't learned that cold weather somewhere does not disprove worldwide global warming please check this out. http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-cold-weather.htm And if you haven't yet discovered the most useful climate science site ever please check out "Skeptical Science." http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php
Feb 8, 2013 7:10 PM CST
Providence, RI. From the front yard 8" at 7pm 10.5" at 8pm Very windy, power flickering, thunder/lightning
Feb 8, 2013 7:00 PM CST
"3 Feet of Snow Could Bury Boston" Really? You mean there isn't a building in Boston over 3' tall? ROFL