US north-east prepares for snow, biting cold
A fast-moving Arctic cold front forecast to dump up to a foot (30 cm) of snow on the East Coast of the United States today shut down state and federal governments, closed schools and snarled air travel in its path. Ref. Source 5
More than 93,000 customers from Alabama to North Carolina are without power in the Southeast, power companies tell CNN. Most of the outages are in metro Atlanta.
The storm also is disrupting air travel. As of 10 a.m.,Flightaware.com is reporting 2,820 total U.S. Flight cancellations so far today. Most are at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Charlotte Douglas International and Raleigh-Durham International airports. The cancellations also may be due to mechanical problems.
The storm dropping ice and snow in the South is expected to strengthen as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard, the National Weather Service says. Forecasters say it will affect areas across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. More than 1 inch of ice may accumulate from central Georgia into South Carolina through Thursday morning. Ref. CNN