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Snow Day: Storm Hits Chicago, Moves Toward Mid-Atlantic

Kelly Ni
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 5, 2013 Last Updated: March 6, 2013
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Big winter storms are looming in the U.S. from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis–Saint Paul), Chicago, D.C, New England, and parts of Virginia and North Carolina—snow, rain, and flurries are on the way. 

In this stock photo, snow buries the ground. A big snowstorm is hitting Chicago Tuesday morning. Washington, D.C. will see snow by late Tuesday. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

In this stock photo, snow buries the ground. A big snowstorm is hitting Chicago Tuesday morning. Washington, D.C. will see snow by late Tuesday. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mark Mancuso, meteorologist with AccuWeather.com, said in a televised report at 7:04 a.m. EST, that the snow had begun in Chicago. “It’s all down hill from here. Tough sledding today as the snow increases,” he said. 

The Twin Cities and areas right down to Chicago can expect 6–12 inches of snow. 

The winter storm took shape across the Midwest Monday night and spread heavy snow and blizzard conditions across North and South Dakota. That same winter storm is strengthening as it moves southward toward Chicago. 

The snow is expected to spread into the Mid Atlantic, the nation’s capital, and the interior of southern New England by Tuesday night or Wednesday. 

Washington, D.C., is expected to get 4–8 inches of snow mixed with rain starting Tuesday evening and lasting until Wednesday, according to AccuWeather.com reports. 

The Ohio Valley will get rain. Flurries are breaking out in the Piedmont region of Virginia to the northern coastal plains of North Carolina. 

Roads across Minnesota and North Dakota were covered in ice and snow by Tuesday morning. Emergency officials said that travel was not advised across the region, according to AccuWeather.

Travel was difficult on interstate highways in the Minneapolis region Tuesday morning. Hundreds of flights were cancelled at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. 

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