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Big storm dumps snow on US East, delays travel

Philadelphia: A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the densely-populated Mid-Atlantic region made roads slippery in the Northeast for Monday's commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the United States days after the

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: December 09, 2013 19:35 IST

Parts of northwest and southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia got snow, while sleet and freezing rain prevailed west and north of Richmond.

But the nasty weather wasn't limited to the East Coast.

In the American heartland, Nebraska and Iowa saw snow; multiple weather-related crashes were reported in Wisconsin, including two that were fatal; thousands of customers lost power in the Deep South state of Mississippi because of sleet and freezing rain.

In the Southwest, a snowstorm that hit along the Utah-Arizona border left hundreds of travelers stranded on an interstate highway overnight into Sunday.

The Arizona Highway Patrol said passengers in about 300 vehicles became stranded after up to 10 inches of snow and slick road conditions prompted the closure of part of the highway.

There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.

The specter of bad driving conditions for Monday's commute had some motorists concerned not just about getting to work but getting out at all.

New Jersey's new U.S. senator, Cory Booker, tweeted a promise to one resident to help him shovel out his car if he still needed the help in the morning.

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