Winter storm hits East, delays Super Bowl travelers


Associated Press

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 3 at 2:04 PM

UNDATED (AP) — Another winter storm is hitting the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, while a couple of Midwestern states also are bracing for more.

The National Weather Service says Philadelphia and New York City could get up to 8 inches of snow today. Parts of Maryland and West Virginia are expecting as much as 10 inches.

The storm is disrupting air traffic and snarling travel plans for people trying to return home from the Super Bowl. Inbound flights to the three main airports in the New York City area have been delayed two to three hours because of snow and ice.

The website FlightAware reports nearly 2,000 flights have been delayed and 1,500 canceled nationwide.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says the snow has been falling faster than workers can plow it.

Meanwhile, forecasters expect another storm to hit Kansas and Missouri tonight, dumping up to 10 inches of snow.

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162-a-07-(Rob Freeborn, business traveler at LaGuardia Airport, in AP interview)-"San Francisco tomorrow morning"-Business traveler Rob Freeborn, who has already had two flights out of LaGuardia Airport cancelled, says he'll be spending an extra day in New York. (3 Feb 2014)

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062-a-10-(Brian Korty, meteorologist, National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center, in AP interview)-"to 6 inches"-National Weather Service meteorogist Brian Korty says Super Bowl fans heading home from the New York City area today may have to deal with snow. (3 Feb 2014)

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APPHOTO NJMS101: A snowplow moves snow off taxiways at Newark Liberty International Airport, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Another round of winter weather followed a day of unseasonable temperatures with several inches of snow in the eastern United States on Monday, closing schools, disrupting air traffic and snarling travel plans for people trying to return home from the Super Bowl in the New York area. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) (3 Feb 2014)

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APPHOTO NJME103: Workers shovel snow Monday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. The wet, heavy snow could total 8 inches in the region, along with temperatures in the 30s, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (3 Feb 2014)

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APPHOTO NYMR107: A man looks toward the barely visible Manhattan skyline during a winter snowstorm Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, from across the East River in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (3 Feb 2014)

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