Transcript for 'Snowquester' Strikes: Travel and Power a Concern
For much of the nation marches roaring it like a lion. This late winter storm is made its way to the mid Atlantic region after dumping snow across a large swath of the midwest. Chicago had its biggest snowfall of the season about ten inches Minneapolis more than nine. More than 3600 flights have been canceled. More are expected as the storm barrels of Great -- East Coast if you're flying to or from the the northeast has a good chance it will be canceled there's even better chance -- a significant. Yesterday it was 53. But today folks are gearing up for the most owing nearly three years the federal government's closed for the day as well as most -- the city officials are urging people to stay off the roads. Does -- not be an invitation to people to go out. And you know give a vehicle and then make it more difficult. -- the move rapidly with the cleanup. Operate. Last week Washington was assessed with the sequester. 85 billion dollars in budget cuts. This week it's the storm that's been dubbed snow Questar that has everybody buzzing. Inside the beltway the forecast is calling for possibly up to six inches of snow. Heavier amounts are west of the city some parts of Virginia and West Virginia could see up to ten inches. In western Maryland good looking at me -- more than Arafat. There's little -- so far here in Washington but at this morning about the possibility of power outages as the heavy wet flakes pick up. And way down the power lines Karen Travers ABC news Washington.
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