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    Storm to Cause Extensive Airline, Highway Disruptions

    By By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist.
    February 15, 2014, 2:51:12 AM EST

    A storm will target close to 100 million people, dozens of major highways and many major airline hubs from Georgia to New York and Massachusetts Thursday.

    The major cities from Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C., Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston will be hit in some way by this storm.

    Even far away from the storm, across the nation, aircraft and crews may be displaced for the days during and following the storm.


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    These disruptions can potentially lead to thousands of flight delays and cancellations. More than 2,000 flights were cancelled at Atlanta International Airport alone on Wednesday.

    Even though ice and snow was less severe west of the Mississippi Tuesday, compared to areas farther to the east Wednesday and Thursday, it was still enough to cause significant travel disruptions.

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    The storm will focus between the I-20 and I-40 corridors in the South with the hardest-hit areas likely to be along I-85 in northern Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

    The winter storm will also hit the I-81 corridor in the mid-Atlantic, as well as I-95 in the Northeast.

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