Severe snowstorm grounding travelers

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 26, 2010 5:10 pm

A winter snowstorm, accompanied by blizzard conditions, swept its way up the U.S. East Coast, draping cities from Philadelphia to Boston in white while grounding holiday travelers and signaling trouble for commuters.

New York City and Boston may get as much as 16 inches (40 centimeters) before the snow stops tomorrow, AccuWeather said. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for both cities. Wind gusts of as much as 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) are expected, AccuWeather said.

Amtrak canceled service between New York and Boston tonight. NJ Transit, which transports about 170,000 commuters to and from New York City daily, will run a modified holiday schedule on all of its routes tomorrow except the Atlantic City line, which will operate on a weekday schedule.

Airlines suspended about 2,700 flights because of the storm.

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