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Latest on Winter Storm: Snow, Ice, & Travel Issues

1:15 PM EST, March 3, 2014

By WeatherBug Meteorologists

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A winter storm continues to track across the Tennessee Valley and Mid-Atlantic producing snow and a wintry mix. The storm has been responsible for thousands of power outages and many school closures.

WeatherBug has been monitoring this storm`s path, and the latest forecast can be found here.

Here`s the latest information on snow and ice totals, travel delays and power outages from this storms: (All times are EST):

1:15 p.m.: More than 2,400 cancellations and 2,000 delays were reported at U.S. airports from the winter storm, according to Live flight tracking website FlightAware. Reagan National reported 74 percent of its departures and 66 percent of its incoming flights were delayed at midday.

Select Snowfall Accumulation as of Noon:

  • Bruceton Mills, W.Va.: 10.0 inches
  • Mount Pleasant, Pa.: 6.0 inches
  • Woodbine, N.J.: 6.0 inches
  • Frankfort, Ky.: 4.0 inches
  • Philadelphia: 2.2 inches
  • Alexandria, Va.: 2.0 inches
  • Butler, Pa.: 2.0 inches

9:15 a.m.: Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency for Virginia due to the winter storm:

Select Snowfall Accumulation in the Washington-Baltimore Metro area as of 9 a.m.:

  • New Market, Md.: 6.5 inches
  • Smithsburg, Md.: 5.0 inches
  • Gaithersburg, Md.: 4.0 inches
  • Ashburn, Va.: 3.0 inches
  • BWI Airport: 3.0 inches
  • Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.: 2.0 inches

6:15 a.m.: More than 27,000 customers are without power in the greater Memphis, Tenn., area.

6:15 a.m.: More than 21,000 customers are without power in eastern Arkansas in the great Memphis, Tenn., area.

6 a.m.: Most public schools from the Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic are closed. This includes districts around Cincinnati, Louisville, Ky., Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia.

6 a.m.: The Federal Government in Washington, D.C., is closed due to snow.

6 a.m.: Flight cancellations already exceed 2,000 across the U.S. with Washington Reagan National reporting more than half its flight are cancelled. Philadelphia International and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) are also reporting significant cancellations.

5:45 a.m.: Most U.S. airlines are allowing travelers to rebook flights today for travelers departing or heading to the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Check with airline for details and flight status.

5:45 a.m.: Amtrak is running on a reduced schedule in the busy Northeast corridor. Check with Amtrak for the latest schedule.

Select Snowfall Accumulation as of 6 a.m. EST:

  • Portage, Ind.: 9.8 inches
  • Burns Harbor, Ind.: 9.3 inches
  • Arroyo Seco, N.M.: 7.0 inches
  • Memphis, Mo.: 6.0 inches
  • Hillsdale, Ill.: 5.5 inches
  • Newton, Kansas: 5.0 inches
  • Napoleon, Ohio: 4.3 inches
  • Imboden, Ark.: 4.0 inches (sleet)
  • Pocahontas, Ark.: 2.3 inches (sleet)

Select Freezing Rain Accumulations as of 6 a.m. EST:

  • Dahlgren, Ill.: 0.20 inches
  • Francisco, Ind.: 0.2 inches
  • Dry Ridge and Union, Ky.: 0.2 inches
  • Wetherington, Ohio: 0.2 inches
  • Dora, Mo.: 0.13 inches

Select Freezing Rain Accumulations as of 6 a.m. EST:

3 p.m.: Live flight tracking website FlightAware is reporting more than 4,000 flights delayed within, into, or out of the U.S. today. There have been more than 1,700 cancellations.


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Story image: An owner of a business shovels the walkway in front of his establishment in Fredericksburg, Va., following Monday`s winter storm. (Autumn Parry, AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star)

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