Widespread US Storm Causing Thousands of Flight Cancellations

RIA Novosti
Tuesday 5th March, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 5 (RIA Novosti) A late-season winter storm hit the Midwestern United States early Tuesday, forcing schools to close, canceling more than 2,000 flights and offering much of the East Coast a cautious glimpse of what was headed their way. “This will be the biggest widespread storm of the winter,” National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Seeley said, according to The Associated Press. A steady snow began in Chicago before daybreak, and forecasters predicted a total accumulation of up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) across Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, parts of Minnesota and Wisconsi…

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