Storm Blankets Northeast With A Few Inches Of Snow

Published January 21, 2012 1:45PM (EST)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A weekend snowstorm is blanketing the Northeast, creating treacherous travel conditions and some delays at airports.

New York City could see up to 3 inches of snow, while early Saturday morning flurries and freezing rain showers were expected for the Washington, D.C., area. Philadelphia is under a winter weather advisory and could receive up to 4 inches of snow.

Philadelphia International Airport is under a ground delay for arriving flights because of snow and ice accumulation. A spokeswoman says arriving flights are experiencing delays of less than two hours, but most departing flights are leaving on time.

The storm marked the first significant snowfall for some East Coast residents, including in Philadelphia. A rare October snowstorm knocked out power to nearly 3 million homes and businesses in the Northeast.

By Salon Staff

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