Storm Threatens East Coast

Early winter blast in Southwest states moving eastward.
1:49 | 12/07/11

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First day of winter is more than two weeks away but you wouldn't -- -- in the southwest where tonight they are battling an icy blast that caused chaos. And take a look at where it's headed major cities up and down the East Coast right in its -- Experts say the strike could be fast and furious an ABC meteorologist ginger C is tracking the storm tonight. The blast of winter is making a slow march across the country. In the nation's southwest swirling snow shut down the interstates schools were closed. Outside Phoenix snow dusted mountain -- in Missouri. Icy roadways -- the morning rush into a treacherous track you just don't see this area. It's a legitimate bills -- in Mexico a -- -- record breaking until it was a stunner. Albuquerque dropped into the single digits almost thirty degrees below average. Definitely below freezing -- of that. The and I -- And I -- -- wintering mess is now heading east by Thursday morning that it means not. Especially at higher elevations. And a brain or brain -- -- from the mid Atlantic all the way to New England tonight winter storm watch is already in place. So again major cities will be -- -- George for looking for New York to Boston Philadelphia included in this bet that Creighton is albeit messy. The coastal -- going to see more rain and they do the race now makes it to go pretty far -- to find traffic trouble too extreme snow that nice to read that correct it -- it to -- 2030 miles inland which can still affect traffic second -- and I think what most of -- will notice the huge temperature drop we've been so lucky September like temperatures in the sixties close to seventy. Get writer director thirty degree -- winter is coming -- disease thanks very much.

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