Threats of blizzard in northeast US forces cancellation of over 2600 flights
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Threats of blizzard in northeast US forces cancellation of over 2600 flights

New York City : NY : USA | Feb 07, 2013 at 10:54 PM PST
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Even before the east coast has fully recovered from Hurricane Sandy, a blizzard labeled as a blizzard of unimaginable proportions, is set to strike the northeast of the US which has been forced to cancel more than 2600 flights as reported in timesofindia.indiatimes.com of dated 8th of February 2013.

There are predictions of snowfall of up to two-feet in New York City area to Boston and beyond.

Forecasts indicate gusty winds of 65-mph accompanied by power failures apart from flooding in coastal areas.

Schools in Boston and Providence and Rhode Island were called off and flights canceled.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has kept 250,000-tons of salt and snow-ploughs ready – NYC expects at least 14-inches of snowfall.

New England could be one of the 10 worst affected regions due to the snowstorms – it could break the earlier record of Boston in 2003 when it experienced 27.3-inches of snowfall.

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