East Coast blizzard may dump record snow on Washington

By REUTERS
January 23, 2016 08:11

WASHINGTON) - A winter storm that could bury parts of the US Middle Atlantic region under 3 feet of snow slammed into Washington on Friday, threatening the nation's capital with record accumulations as it barreled up the East Coast.

The blizzard started to blanket the Washington area during the early afternoon. Six people had died in car crashes as a wintry mix spread across Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.

The storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow on Baltimore and the capital and bring winds of 30 to 50 miles per hour before winding down on Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Philadelphia and New York were expected to get 12 to 18 inches of snow before the storm abates.


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