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March 20th, 2013
06:30 AM ET

Winter's grip holds over parts of New England and Midwest – Chris Welch reports

Today is officially the first day of spring, but for much of the country the winter chill remains.

A late season snowstorm left New Hampshire and Boston under several inches of snow Tuesday. And more snow is expected to fall in parts of New England and the upper Midwest where below freezing temps make the first day of spring feel like the dead of winter.

CNN's Chris Welch is live in Minneapolis this morning with more. “Winter’s grip appears far from over,” Welch says. “From the Midwest to New England, late season winter storms bringing as much as 15" of snow in some areas, leading to another round of school closures and travel nightmares.”

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March 19th, 2013
08:02 AM ET

Late winter blast smacks the Northeast with snow – Alison Kosik reports

Spring may be just hours away, but the chill is here to stay in some parts of the United States.

Blowing snow forced the closure of many roads and highways from North Dakota to Minnesota. In the Northeast, snow, ice and rain turned roads in the New York City area into slick, slippery messes overnight. Boston is meanwhile bracing for up to six inches of snow today and the New England Mountains could see up to a foot of snow.

Alison Kosik is live in Concord, New Hampshire with more on the late winter blast on "Early Start" this morning.


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March 6th, 2013
06:34 AM ET

Winter storm moves East, hitting Washington D.C. today – Joe Johns reports

FROM CNN WIRES:

A storm that set snowfall records in Chicago arrived in Washington, D.C. early Wednesday. It filled the sky with flakes, but with temperatures well above freezing, little of the white should accumulate for long.

Just west of the nation's capital, it could dump up to 20 inches of snow but may turn into a mix of rain and snow as it nears the Atlantic Ocean, the National Weather Service said.

The federal government has closed offices for Wednesday. Emergency personnel will be expected to work as well as those equipped to work from home. D.C. schools will also be closed.

On "Early Start," this morning, CNN's Joe Johns reports from Virginia with the latest on the storm as it moves east.

READ MORE: Snow storm that plastered Chicago reaches DC

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March 6th, 2013
06:07 AM ET

Winter storm heads to D.C., over 1,000 flights cancelled – Shannon Travis reports

FROM CNN WIRES:

A storm that set snowfall records in Chicago arrived in Washington, D.C. early Wednesday. It has triggered over 1,000 flight cancellations to and from airports in its path.

Just west of the nation's capital, it could dump up to 20 inches of snow but may turn into a mix of rain and snow as it nears the Atlantic Ocean, the National Weather Service said.

The federal government has closed offices for Wednesday. Emergency personnel will be expected to work as well as those equipped to work from home. D.C. schools will also be closed.

Washington suburb Arlington, Virginia, has readied snow plows and trucks in case of major snowfall.

Airlines have canceled flights to and from Washington's Dulles airport ahead of the storm's arrival. United has canceled 650 flights nationwide, most of them involving Dulles, U.S. Airways 350 and American 20.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Shannon Travis reports on the latest in how the winter storm is wreaking havoc on travel.

READ MORE: Snow storm that plastered Chicago reaches DC


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March 5th, 2013
07:12 AM ET

Washington D.C. prepares for severe snowfall – Shannon Travis reports

From CNN Wires:

If you grab a sled in North Dakota Tuesday, you might be able to ride it through the upper Midwest all the way to the nation's capital. But it would be wiser to avoid road travel for a day or two.

A corridor of winter weather is paving its way across the Ohio Valley, dumping heavy show from Minneapolis and Chicago all the way to the District of Columbia and Baltimore, according to a National Weather Service bulletin Monday.

Blowing snow impaired motorists' visibility in North Dakota Monday, as plows cleared roads and tow trucks retrieved stranded vehicles. There were no serious injuries in accidents, police said.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Shannon Travis has the latest preps in Washington D.C. in advance of the snow storm.

Read More: Frosty swath brings snow from Dakota to D.C.

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March 5th, 2013
07:11 AM ET

Chicago gears up for severe snowfall – Jennifer Delgado reports

From CNN Wires:

The storm sweeps over Chicago Tuesday and is expected to leave 5 to 11 inches of snow, according to the CNN Weather Center. Local hardware stores have put snow blowers, shovels and bags of salt on prominent display.

The winter system will reach the nation's capital Wednesday, bringing either rain or snow to the area before rolling off shore.

One weather model predicts that the snow won't make it that far, said CNN Meteorologist Ivan Cabrera. Another says Washington, Philadelphia and Boston could see a foot of snow.

The D.C. suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, is prepared to deploy 4,000 trucks and snow plows, CNN's Weather Center said.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Jen Delgado reports on the latest track of the storm.

Read More: Frosty swath brings snow from Dakota to D.C.

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December 21st, 2012
05:36 AM ET

Illinois Department of Transportation's Carmen Iacullo warns people to be cautious on wet expressways: 'freeze-back will occur'

Many are bracing a severe snowstorm in the Midwest today. CNN is tracking it for you this morning. Carmen Iacullo is from the Illinois Department of Transportation. He has the latest on conditions during the storm and joins “Early Start” live from Chicago this morning. 

“Right now the temperatures are under freezing,” Iacullo says. “So we’re watching for freeze-back conditions. The fact that the temperatures didn’t decline until after midnight helped out a lot with the snowfall.”

Iacullo warns that travelers need to be careful on the road. “Chicago expressways are still wet and people need to be cautious as freeze-back will occur.” Iacullo adds that there have fortunately been no deadly accidents.

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