Powerful, fast-moving snowstorm creating hazardous travel conditions throughout Northeast

Malcolm Fuller
February 9, 2017

The track of this storm will bring about a 12-hour window of snow and wind to much of southern New England.

The storm was predicted to dump as much as a foot of snow in NY and north. Sleet in Philadelphia will be changing over to a moderate to heavy wet snow.

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey says Newark International had the most cancellations with 607 as of 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

As unusual as this sounds on a 60-degree afternoon, forecasters say Brooklyn could be hit with 6 to 12 inches of snow tomorrow.

While temperatures had been mild for much of the region on Wednesday, New England highways were clogged with scores of auto crashes that morning after an early rain storm coated roads in ice.

A winter storm warning was issued for much of B.C.'s south coast Tuesday night.

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Thursday's storm is expected to be the first significant snow to hit NY this year, and the heaviest snow is supposed to fall at around 7 am, just before rush hour. As it does, rain will quickly changeover to sleet and snow, and begin to accumulate rapidly shortly thereafter.

If you're taking a flight Thursday, you'll want to check ahead.

In addition, Delta Airlines announced that it was canceling its morning flights to JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York City on Thursday, said NFTA spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer. Before the morning rush, certain subway lines were already experiencing service delays or stoppages, reported the New York Times.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the entire state beginning Thursday morning, with the potential for big storm amounts as the day progresses. About 10 to 15 inches of snow is expected to fall on the area.

In New York and Philadelphia, the storm will hit around daybreak, with 30-mph winds creating whiteout conditions at times, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.

Here is the latest weather forecast in your area. "I encourage everyone in the path of these storms to use extra caution and avoid unnecessary travel during these hazardous weather conditions".

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