Major snowstorm batters East Coast

An overturned SUV lies in a snowy ditch along I-40 East in North Carolina at mile marker 48 on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. Much of North Carolina was under a winter storm warning. (AP Photo/The Asheville Citizen-Times, Margaret Hester)

A post-Christmas blizzard zoomed up the East Coast Sunday, threatening to bring a  foot of snow and blizzards to New York City, New England and others areas Sunday, bringing holiday travel to a halt and overtaxing an already-strained emergency system.

Airports grounded airplanes and road crews rushed to pre-treat roads as the Eastern half of the nation braced for a second-straight year of brutal holiday season.

Asked on stranded motorist just outside Washington, DC: “Jesus Chris, is this now something we have to expect for every Christmas?”

The worst is expected to hit the Northeast with up to 18 inches expected in New Jersey and blizzard warnings issued for Rhode Island and eastern Massachusets. Boston residents braced for up to 20 inches of snow by Monday morning.

Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina declared states of emergency early Sunday.

“We’re urging extreme caution in travel,” Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told The Weather Channel Saturday night.  “Try to get home early and if you don’t have time to travel don’t go.”

A frustrated driver for the Virginia Department of Transportation was more emphatic.

“It’s a damned nightmare out here,” he said. “and we don’t have the men or equipment to deal with it.”

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3 Responses to "Major snowstorm batters East Coast"

  1. Keith  December 27, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Where are Algore and David Suzuki (along with all of their “global warming” nonsense) when they (and it) are REALLY needed?

    Indeed, has anyone else noticed we haven’t heard a peep out of either one of these two clowns (nor their paranoid followers) for quite some time now?

    • Almandine  December 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm

      Haven’t you heard??? All this snow and cold weather are the “paradoxical” signs of global warming.

    • logtroll  December 27, 2010 at 3:19 pm

      Some people march to the beat of a different drummer.

      Adherents of analysis using scientific method follow a different “algore-rhythm”

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