Blizzard 2013: Boston Families Brace for Extreme Weather

ABC News' Ginger Zee reports from the center of the storm in Massachusetts.
3:05 | 02/08/13

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Transcript for Blizzard 2013: Boston Families Brace for Extreme Weather
42 million Americans in the storm zone right now many of them trying to get home as a two fisted snow storm is moving in. You -- this map what's happening to storms a giant nor'easter of wind and moisture. There on the right about to -- a jolt of extra energy from a second storm. And this is how it feels on the ground streets are turned -- to ski slopes snowplows no match for the icy slick and a sign that says it all. Avoid all travel. ABC's weather editor Sam Champion standing by and our extreme weather team up and down the storm zone and we start with ABC's meteorologist ginger -- she's in Boston. Where it's starting to blow the winter coming and ginger. That it is -- it's not often you get to stand in the street in the middle of Boston and had absolutely nothing around -- after 4 PM today people -- told do not drive and if you do you get a 500 dollar fine or face up to a year. Of jail time. Pretty intense and it should be as all eyes now on this story -- that will be short to make whether history. It's a three blizzard paralysis. Which they are -- roads. Stay home. Boston some locked out their airport. Shut down. And states of emergency were declared end at least five states. Taking -- -- in -- panic -- be getting ready we don't know what to expect sit well we do know what to expect. At least one even two feet of snow for some of the biggest cities in the northeast and New England. The wind and storm surge also a huge issue. Our affiliates from across the region reporting on the deteriorating conditions. I can tell you I'm standing alongside -- very. Very angry Long Island Sound like a look out here you could see the waves already whipping up these gusts are really starting to come at us now you get a perspective from the light. Just how fast this and hard to snow is starting to fall. The roads are already horrible. -- other -- there's no matter right now that I would honestly rather walk than drive. This section of I 95 in Connecticut was shut down and even the plows are crashing this -- -- in Bedford county Virginia. In New York long lines and fears of fuel shortages like there -- -- superstore and sandy. There is no need to panic buying gas for your car is all indications are the gas supply is plentiful -- -- -- is. This deliveries will not be disrupted. At the airports at least 4500 flights canceled through Sunday and residual delays felt as far away as Los Angeles. The back in Boston getting off the roads and home was most important. My own course on the -- to -- I just heard that we might get a -- -- -- and so. It sounds like. 178. Which I grew up here my -- top of and so maybe our turn -- Diane the worst of it is just getting under way don't go through the early morning hours -- party had a fifty plus mile per hour gusts -- and have the goggles that I'm gonna need it here as well everyone else into the overnight and.

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