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US winter storm closes schools and cancels more flights

Two days after a winter storm snowed more than 0.5 feet in parts of the eastern United States yesterday and a major highway in Virginia was closed by a blizzard, schools and federal agencies closed air traffic. I made you groan.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), winter storm warnings are valid until noon in the area from northern Washington to Maine, where snowfall is expected to exceed 1 inch (3 cm) per hour. increase.
The storm left parts of Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland under 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) of snow.
According to the NWS, some towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts have been hit hardest on the New England coast by snowing more than a foot (30 cm) overnight from Thursday.
“It will gradually diminish and end in the afternoon,” said Alan Dunham, a Boston meteorological services meteorologist. “For now, it’s a great, powerful low-voltage system that moves east-northeast. By the evening commute, the snow should be over.”
As of yesterday morning, more than 400 flights were delayed or canceled at New York, Boston and Washington airports, according to Flightaware.com.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency in his state and urged residents to leave the road.
Washington’s federal office was closed, and dozens of school districts in the eastern half of the country canceled classes due to snow and harsh cold.
Behind the storm, in the Upper Midwest, temperatures fell below 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-17 degrees Celsius) overnight.
Yesterday, in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Minnesota, and Dakota, wind chills dropped to -25F (-32C).
The storm was the second storm to hit the eastern United States this week.
On Monday, the area was covered with up to 30 cm of snow, and Interstate Highway 95 in northern Virginia was impassable for about 50 miles (80 km).
One of the busiest roads on the east coast, I-95, near Fredericksburg, Virginia, about 55 miles (89 km) south of Washington, has been closed for hours in both directions and thousands of travelers. I trapped. time.



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