WASHINGTON (AP) — Blizzard warnings span the Mid-Atlantic as the second major storm in less than a week gives the region a fresh coating of snow.
Thousands of workers are scrambling to plow and salt roads as the snow falls from Northern Virginia to Connecticut. Northern Maryland is already under more than 10 inches of new snow.
New York City, which was largely spared from the weekend system that dumped up to 3 feet of snow in some spots, could receive up to 16 inches this time around. The city's 1.1 million school children are enjoying a rare snow day, only the third in six years.
Washington and Philadelphia are expected to get up to a foot, unwelcome news in cities still frozen by the weekend's blizzard. Each needs about 9 more inches to reach their snowiest winters since 1884.
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A powerful storm that has brought heavy snow and flight cancellations to the Midwest is now coating parts of the East still digging out from last weekend's storm. AP correspondent Ross Simpson reports.
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Bob Oravec (OHR'-ah-vehk), lead forecaster, National Weather Service
National Weather Service lead forecaster Bob Oravec says snow totals vary across the East Coast but the New York area will get the most this go round.
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Tia (TEE'-ah) Thurman
Tia Thurman says even if they're able to fly out of Newark tonight, they're not sure about whether they'll make it to Kentucky, which is getting the same storm.
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Traveler Neil Tapman drove up to Newark after his original flight out of Washington's Dulles airport to London got canceled by the impending storm.
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: Spc. Cory Biego, from Ellwood City,Pa. approaches the National Guard vehicles in the parking lot of Brashear High School, Pittsburgh Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010. The Pennsylvania National Guard has about 955 people on hand to help as needed with tasks such as transporting people with medical problems or helping stuck motorists, Maj. Cory Angell said. Two days after a monster storm left town, Pennsylvania braced Tuesday for a fresh winter blast expected to set snowfall records and test the spirits of winter-weary residents — thousands of whom remained without power in the western part of the state.
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: Bowling Green State University student Yanran Chen, of China, braves the snow while waiting for a bus, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in Bowling Green, Ohio. The area received nearly four inches of new snow, which created hazardous driving conditions and closing schools.