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Mid-Atlantic braces for blizzard conditions and two feet of snow

Friday, February 5th, 2010 8:04am MDT
despread, heavy snowfall is forecast for a large swath of the eastern United States. (NOAA)

Widespread, heavy snowfall is forecast for a large swath of the eastern United States. (NOAA)

Residents from Virginia, across Maryland and into New Jersey and Pennsylvania are prepping for blizzard conditions as a major winter storm is set to strike. Up to two feet of snow is forecast over the next 36 hours and businesses, government agencies and schools are scrambling to prepare.

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings from North Carolina through Pennsylvania and central Indiana to Delaware. Blizzard Warnings were issued for parts of Delaware and New Jersey.

Up to 24 inches of snow could fall in Baltimore, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Philadelphia is bracing for up to one foot of snow and 12 to 18 inches are expected near the Delaware and New Jersey coasts.

Even as the storm is just getting started, its effects are being felt. Airlines were announcing cancelations from Friday afternoon forward from airports in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Amtrak has canceled most train service from the nation’s capital south.

There's more to this story on Examiner.com!Check out the video news report and get more details on school closings and airline flight cancellations at the Natural Disasters Examiner.

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