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Photos: Glistening snow transforms Northeast into 'winter wonderland' but causes slick travel, delays

By Amanda Schmidt, AccuWeather staff writer
December 15, 2017, 3:42:35 AM EST

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Snowy and wintry weather whipped across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic Thursday morning, as an Alberta clipper passed over the region.

An Alberta clipper is a storm that originates from the western provinces of Canada, usually Alberta. These storms are generally fast-moving, bring cold air and have limited moisture to work with.

A blanket of snow covered the region, with some places reaching up to 12 inches in southwestern Pennsylvania, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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While the snow put many people in the holiday spirit, it caused a number of cancellations and travel delays.

The snow and icy conditions have created slick travel conditions. The snow is being blamed for numerous car accidents and delays in places like Rhode Island, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Snow days and delays were also called in some of the more hard-hit areas, such as in southeastern Michigan, central Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh.

Social media captures the "winter wonderland" created by the snow.

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