Dec. 5 ‚ÄĒ A deadly storm that cut power to millions of people in North Carolina and South Carolina barreled into the Northeast on Thursday, forcing schools to close and creating lengthy delays for commuters and air travelers. Snow was falling in Washington, New York, Philadelphia and other areas, some of which could get up to 12 inches. Moving up from the South, the storm was blamed for 14 deaths.
SNOW REMOVAL was causing delays of several hours at New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia airports. La Guardia Airport was the worst, with some arrivals delayed by 16 hours.
Washington, D.C., and New York were expecting snowfall on and off during the day. New England was expecting even heavier amounts starting Thursday afternoon.
In New York, streets were relatively clear of snow and traffic moved efficiently despite a heavy blitz by mid-morning.