It looks as though Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who saw his shadow, was correct about another six weeks of winter. After an unseasonably warm weekend, the Northeast is enduring yet another winter storm.
CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said New York can expect at least 6 inches of snow on Monday. He also said Philadelphia is expected to receive as much as 10 inches of snow. Washington, D.C., is expected to see little to no accumulation, while Boston could receive half an inch, Bloomberg News reports.
The severe conditions already have caused travel delays for those on the roads and in the sky. According to FlightAware.com, 1,181 flights were already canceled by 8:30 a.m. Delays were expected to pile up, with the Federal Aviation Administration reporting four-hour delays for some flights.
“Travel will become increasingly difficult along the I-95 corridor this morning from southern New England to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as snow becomes heavy,” Accuweather.com said. “Folks in town for the Super Bowl are likely to face delays or cancellations” as they head for home.
Schools in Philadelphia were closed Monday, CNN said. New York City decided to keep its schools open but canceled all field trips, NBC 4 New York reported. .
Power outages are very likely as the snow accumulates and weighs down power lines and tree branches, NBC 4 New York said.
Though the snow is expected to stop by Monday evening,
another storm is due to hit the Northeast Wednesday, followed by more potential snow on Saturday, the NBC affiliate said.