Thursday, February 11, 2010

East Coast Snow Storm

By Patrick Walters
Associated Press / February 12, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - Crews in Maryland worked to rescue motorists stranded on highways in snowdrifts up to 8 feet and utility workers scrambled to restore power to more than 100,000 customers a day after a powerful storm disrupted the lives of about 50 million people from the southern plains up through the East Coast.

The storm has been blamed for more than a dozen deaths, mostly in traffic accidents.

Snowbound airports resumed limited operations, but many flights were still canceled or delayed. School systems in the path of the storm remained closed for a second day, including those in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., although New York City schoolchildren headed back to class after only their third snow day in six years.

In Washington, the federal government was closed for a fourth straight day. The nation’s capital joined Philadelphia and Baltimore in logging their snowiest winters in history.

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