It’s good to know that we’re not the only ones getting hit hard by this massive East Coast snow storm. Follow along as we live blog the blizzard here.
The Noreaster has dumped more than 12 inches of snow in many locations, making for hazardous driving conditions on this last weekend before Christmas.
Officials are urging local residents to stay inside. Stores and malls are deserted. Many airports, including BWI airport and Philadelphia airport, are experiencing massive delays and cancellations.
Forecasters are calling for as much as 20 inches of snow across the region, and even more in some spots, and a there is actually a Blizzard Warning in effect in Washington, D.C., which is practically unheard of in December. Tens of thousands of power outages have been reported so far, and this thing has a long way to go.
Even the President has been affected! Snowplows were busy trying to clear the runway at Andrews Air Force Base as President Barack Obama returned from climate talks that were held in Copenhagen. The White House says, however, that Obama decided to ride back via motorcade instead of by helicopter due to the weather.
We’re getting word that, so far, about 100 people have been stranded on the roads and had to be rescued by the military. Those rescued have been taken to shelters to ride out the rest of the storm.
We’ll keep you posted on the latest. Follow the whole story here: Blizzard of 2009.
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