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    REPORTS: Heavy Snow Halts Friday Commute in Northeast

    By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    February 17, 2014, 12:51:17 AM EST

    Update at 9:30 a.m. EST Friday: This blog is no longer live. Detailed reports of the event can be found below.

    A snowstorm continued to thump the Northeast Friday morning, creating travel nightmares and widespread power outages.

    Major travel problems will continue for the Interstate 95 corridor until the storm pulls away from the region, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said.

    As of early Friday morning, the storm had pulled away from Philadelphia and was almost out of New York City. A couple more hours of light snowfall is likely before the snow comes to an end. Snow will continue to fall across New England for much of the morning, however.

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    More than 7,700 flights were canceled Thursday with the majority of cancellations out of Atlanta International, Philadelphia International and Ronald Reagan National.

    This is the same storm that brought snarling snow and ice to the South and cut power to more than 500,000 between the Carolinas and Georgia.

    The governors of Alabama and Georgia declared states of emergency on Monday night in preparation of the storm. Governors in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared states of emergency on Tuesday.

    At least 21 people have been killed across the South and the Northeast since the snow and ice event began early this week, The Associated Press reported.


    All reports listed in EST

    9:10 a.m. EST Friday: According to CBS Philly, as many as 100 vehicles are being impacted by accidents on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Bensalem.

    8:20 a.m. EST Friday: Flight cancellations top 1,300.

    8:00 a.m. EST Friday: Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE for updates on the next round of snow for the Northeast:

    7:30 a.m. EST Friday: Vermont 511 lists the whole state as having "Difficult" weather:


    7:00 a.m. EST Friday:

    6:30 a.m. EST Friday: Allentown, Pa., set a new record for Feb. 13 with 17.8 inches of snow. The old record was a mere 3.4 inches, set back in 1993.

    6:10 a.m. EST Friday: Due to snowy and icy conditions, many New York City area bus routes have been suspended or rerouted:


    5:50 a.m. EST Friday: Flight cancellations top more than 1,200 to start the day, primarily from Newark and Charlotte airports.

    5:30 a.m. EST Friday: An emergency manager reports that a barn collapsed in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania early Friday morning. Heavy snow on the building was ruled as the cause of the collapse.

    4:30 a.m. EST Friday: Snow and slush covered roadways will be a hazard for early morning commuters across the Northeast Friday. Traffic cam of I-80 in eastern Pennsylvania, via PennDOT


    4:00 a.m. EST Friday: Most of the snow has moved out of eastern Pennsylvania. Snow will be coming to an end in NYC in the next couple of hours.

    2:30 a.m. EST Friday: Allentown and Philadelphia set records for daily snowfall for February 13. Allentown recorded 17.8 inches crushing the old record of 3.4 inches. Philadelphia recorded 10.4 inches which slipped by the old record of 10.0 inches. Both previous records were recorded in 1899.

    12:45 a.m. EST Friday: The center of the storm is just to the east of Long Island with a pressure of 29.00 inches (982 mb). Snow from this system is currently falling in 12 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces.

    12:00 a.m. EST Friday: Another round of snow is almost to NYC. Radar:


    11:00 p.m. EST Thursday: Accidents and speed limit restrictions continue across Pennsylvania highways. Road information from PennDOT:


    10:30 p.m. EST Thursday: Con Edison reports nearly 1,000 customers remain without power in New York City due to heavy wet snow from earlier. Rain is currently falling but more snow will return later tonight.

    9:30 p.m. EST Thursday: More snow is expected but Worcester, Mass., broke a 117-year-old snow record for Feb. 13 with 10.5 inches. The old record was 9.0 inches in 1897.

    9:20 p.m. EST Thursday: A heavy snow zone will develop from northeastern Pennsylvania and northeastern New Jersey into eastern New York will produce rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour with thundersnow possible, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.

    9:00 p.m. EST Thursday: Thunderstorm was occurring at La Guardia airport. Rain is expected to change to snow by 10 or 11 p.m.

    8:50 p.m. EST Thursday: Rainy conditions around New York City. Times Square webcam from EarthCam:


    8:40 p.m. EST Thursday: Central Pennsylvania storm totals: 14.3 inches at Shrewsbury, York County; 13: Bedford, Bedford County, Warfordsburg, Fulton County, and Upper Strasburg, Franklin County; and 9.2: Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, according to NWS spotters.

    8:10 p.m. EST Thursday: Morristown Municipal Airport, N.J., is closed due to snow and ice. The airport is expected to reopen Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

    7:30 p.m. EST Thursday: In Boston, Mass., more than 1,750 NSTAR customers are without power. In New York, close to 700 Con Edison customers are also in the dark.

    6:50 p.m. EST Thursday: Watch the evening edition of AccuWeather LIVE, as we discuss the latest details on the snowstorm in the Northeast:

    6:45 p.m. EST Thursday: An NWS trained-spotter reports 23 inches of snow in Oakland, Md.

    6:40 p.m. EST Thursday: A student skis by the Creamery on The Pennsylvania State University's main campus in State College, Pa., as snow continues to fall across the region.


    6:20 p.m. EST Thursday: Richmond International Airport is now closed due to snow and ice, the FAA reports. Boston Logan International is also experiencing delays up to two hours due to the snow and ice.

    6:05 p.m. EST Thursday: 22.5 inches of snow fell one mile east of Glencoe, Pa., an NWS spotter reported.

    5:50 p.m. EST Thursday: Washington Dulles International Airport shatters Feb. 13 snowfall record with 11 inches. The old record was 3 inches in 1992. More snow is possible, raising the record total.

    5:15 p.m. EST Thursday: 28.5 inches of snow fell 1 mile west of Pilot, Va.; 24.6 inches fell 2 miles southeast of Mountain Lake, Va., and 21.3 inches fell 2 miles south of Snowville, Va., NWS spotters reported.

    4:55 p.m. EST Thursday: The Baltimore area is reporting thunder-sleet and it probably will soon affect the Washington, D.C., area, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.


    4:50 p.m. EST Thursday: A pregnant woman died after she was struck by a mini-plow in New York City, The Associated Press reported. Her baby was delivered in critical condition by cesarean section.

    4:35 p.m. EST Thursday: 14 inches of snow fell at Bluefield, W.Va., an NWS spotter reported.

    4:05 p.m. EST Thursday: Watch the latest updates on the storm in our 'AccuWeather LIVE' show:

    3:40 p.m. EST Thursday: 8 inches of snow fell in three hours at Roanoke, Va., where the depth is 19 inches.

    3:20 p.m. EST Thursday: 22 inches of snow fell three miles north of Salem. Va., an NWS spotter reported.

    3:00 p.m. EST Thursday: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority crews gear up to clear the roadways for the evening commute.

    2:40 p.m. EST Thursday: Flight cancellations in the U.S. have surpassed 7,000 with the majority of cancellations at Charlotte Douglas International, Atlanta International, Philadelphia International and LaGuardia airport.

    2:05 p.m. EST Thursday: Nearly 17 inches of snow in Roanoke County, Va., reports an NWS trained-spotter.

    1:25 p.m. EST Thursday: Flight cancellations now passed 6,800.

    12:50 p.m. EST Thursday: Up to 10 inches of snow has been reported for Upshur County, W.Va.:


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