Massive winter storm hits Northeast during evening commute

More than 2,000 flights were canceled nationwide. In the South, torrential downpours led to flooding in parts of Alabama and Georgia.
2:53 | 02/21/19

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We are following yet another new storm tonight, just as dangerous one leaves its mark. 35 states and still on the move tonight. Accidents piling up on snowy roads. These images tonight from Hutchinson, Kansas. And look at this plane taking off in a whiteout in Pittsburgh. Thousands of flights do remain grounded tonight. And in Atlanta and across the south, the storm is delivering flooding rains. Tonight, we're watching another storm. And ABC's gio Benitez is at JFK airport for us. Reporter: Tonight, that massive storm hitting the northeast with the evening commute in full swing. Please be careful, cautious, slow. Reporter: Thundersnow in Maryland. Schools closed up and down the east coast. In the Washington, D.C. Area, up to a half foot of snow. Our Stephanie Ramos is outside charlottesville, Virginia. Snow plows like this one have been salting and clearing the roads all day. But the roads still proving to be too dangerous. Virginia state police say they've responded to at least 380 crashes and stuck vehicles. Reporter: The storm snarling air travel, more than 2,000 flights cancelled nationwide. Our David Kerley is at Reagan national airport. While there are takeoffs and landings, this is ground zero for the problems today. 40% of the flights canceled here before noon. Reporter: Ice and snow from the same system temporarily shutting down all the runways at the minneapolis/st. Paul airport. Across the heartland, driving is treacherous. 11 vehicles, including 9 semis, involved in multiple crashes on interstate 80 west of Lincoln, Nebraska. Three people taken to the hospital. Troopers warning drivers in the state to slow down. Actually looks partially clear, but it's no that portion, where it shows pavement, is actually a sheet of ice. It's very slick. Reporter: In the south, torrential downpours and flooding in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Some streets underwater in Atlanta. Parts of the region could get up to six inches of rain as the system moves through. And David, we saw all of those problems in D.C. Airports. Now, we're getting hit more here in New York, we're talking about more than 1,600 flights canceled and delayed. That number is only growing, David. And as you point out, not done with this yet. Gio, thank you. Let's get to ginger zee, tracking this storm and then the next one. Hey, ginger. Reporter: Hey, David. Thanks to this storm, Minneapolis has now had their snowiest February on record. And we are not done with February. We're not done with this storm. Look at the map there. You can see the radar showing the snow moving through new England, including Boston. New York here, we've got the fine snow about to change over to rain. And that's what's happened with all these storms and will again tonight, as that rain pushes north. We'll end up with drying by tomorrow. Then, the next storm, we have to focus in on it, it will be the biggest for the desert southwest. There are areas in Arizona that are going to pick up two feet of snow, David. Ginger zee with us again tonight. Ginger, thank you. And next this evening, to

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