Storm Snarls NE Flights

Snow falls from Ohio to New England; icy roads kill 5 in Missouri
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2008 7:03 PM CST
Storm Snarls NE Flights
A man makes his way through a snow storm, Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, in Portland, Maine. New England's first major winter storm of 2008 snarled the Monday morning commute with heavy snow and closed hundreds of schools. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – A nasty winter storm swept across the country today, forcing major flight delays at New York City airports, closing schools from Ohio to Connecticut, and causing road accidents in Missouri that left 5 dead, the AP reports. Heavy snowfall in the New York metro area grounded 900 flights and led to delays of up to 5 hours.

Flight delays in Philadelphia also reached 5 hours. In Boston, travelers waited for up to an hour more, and the delays rippled across the country, affecting a significant amount of Northeast-bound traffic. It was mostly ice, and not snow, that caused slippery conditions on Missouri roads, leading to multiple deadly accidents. (Read more winter storms stories.)

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