Relentless winter storm slams commuters
A blast of winter weather knocked out power to thousands and wiped hundreds flights off the boards Monday after causing dozens of wrecks, including one that tangled up about 50 cars, on snowy and icy roads in the Northeast.
Major cities along the East Coast faced a tough commute to start the workweek, and they were in for a second round of winter weather on Tuesday. Forecasters said that Washington could get 3 to 5 inches of snow, Philadelphia 1 to 3 inches and New York at least an inch.
“It will be quite a 48 hours for that region,” said Kevin Roth, a lead meteorologist at The Weather Channel.
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The first round of weather came from Texas and the Mid-South, where marathons were canceled in Dallas and Memphis, Tenn., over the weekend and dozens more holiday events had to be scrapped. Upwards of 22,000 Dallas-area residences and businesses were still without power Monday, the electric utility Oncor told the Associated Press.