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Snowstorm Thrashes US
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Snowstorm Thrashes US

A massive snowstorm that has already turned deadly churned up the US East Coast on Friday, forecast to transform into an angry blizzard that could bury the nation’s capital under more than 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow. The weekend whiteout has led to more than 6,000 canceled flights and caused at least 10 deaths, NBC News reported. The sprawling storm will blast snow across 15 states well into Sunday, forecasters say.  “We see this as a major storm. It has life and death implications. And all the residents of the District of Columbia should treat it that way,” mayor of Washington, D.C., Muriel Bowser, said. Federal government workers were told to leave work at noon Friday ahead of the front edge of the blizzard. The storm has killed at least ten people, including six in North Carolina who died in traffic accidents on icy roads. North Carolina Highway Patrol reported 1,200 crashes from midnight Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday. An estimated 137,000 people were without power in North Carolina as of 9 p.m. Friday night, the North Carolina Department of Public safety said.

 

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