Snow threatens rush hour commutes across Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

Over 2,000 flights have been grounded -- many in the Washington, D.C., area -- as a winter storm moves through the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Wednesday.
1:43 | 02/20/19

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Transcript for Snow threatens rush hour commutes across Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast
Two storms are about to collide in in many ways are already crippling a large stretch the country creating a wintry emergency. From Kansas to New York in up to main lightning hit his pickup truck the driver got out safe the vehicle. Just a ball a failure in some areas cars went out as plows have been unable to keep up with the heavy snowfall. More than 2000 flights are being canceled as this winter storm. Dumps snow ice and rain airports no operations at Reagan national and Dulles airports are in overdrive. The icing planes removing snow. And clearing runways. Things were so bad in Minneapolis that the FAA had to call for a temporary ground stop for all planes. The roads weren't much better this note too much for this FedEx truck in Fergus falls Minnesota in Cannes is car spun out. Creating dangerous roads Richard Steele says he's had enough. Honestly want some going to be brief them on a fifteen degree weather in the south the issue is range where forecasters say thunderstorms could create serious flooding. Across places like Tennessee and Atlanta forecasters are saying the rainfall could climb to two inches per hour. In Nashville firefighters had to come to the rescue. Please accidental curry faithful. And we woke up to some heavy snowfall here in the DC area this morning it's turned into something that looks more like rain now but it certainly. Creating a lot to beat the National Weather Service is predicting. Three to six inches of snow from DC all the way up the parts of New York. Zachary keys. ABC news Washington.

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