February 9, 2010 — Another powerful winter storm is tracking towards the US Capital. This storm won't be as windy, cold or snowy as the last one, but the impact will be much greater.
Last week, the Eastern United States were clobbered with more than 80 centimetres of snow in only two days.
Now, they're bracing for more.
The same system that's set to brush past southern Ontario will HAMMER New York state, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia tonight and tomorrow. By the time all is said and done, there could be another 50 centimetres of snow on the ground. New York City could see up to 25 centimetres. Although it will be a lot to shovel, it's giving students a day off. Wednesday will be a snow day for over a million students in New York. This will mark the third snow day in 6 years.
All this as residents are still cleaning up and digging out.
Federal agencies in Washington are closed once again today, as are many schools in the region. Thousands of people are still waiting to get back on the power grid, and airport runways were still blocked by heavy snow.
Most airports across the Northeast have now reopened, and most flights are back on schedule. However, there have been delays at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport today as a result of the storm that's brewing.
If you have a connecting flight in the United States today, you're being asked to call ahead.