Washington, Baltimore Expecting up to 2 Feet of Snow
A storm moving through the Rocky Mountains will arrive on the East Coast on Jan. 22, possibly dropping 1 to 2 feet of snow on Washington and covering the area from the Mid-Atlantic to New York City and southern New England.
A blizzard watch goes into effect Jan. 22 into Jan. 23 for parts of Virginia and Maryland, including Washington and Baltimore, the National Weather Service said. High winds and heavy snow could make travel difficult and create life-threatening conditions.
“One to two feet is probably a good bet at this point, with locally higher amounts,” said Rick Otto, a meteorologist with the U.S. Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. “The locations of Boston and New York are kind of in the iffy section of the snowfall.”
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) January 20, 2016
Elsewhere in the country, the severe weather was already having an impact.
• In Louisville, UPS said severe weather was causing a significant disruption at its Worldport distribution hub, and some shipments may experience unavoidable delays.
• Northeast Georgia residents were bracing for snow and ice on Jan. 20. A Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson said, "You see our trucks on the road, give them plenty of room so they can apply the brine mixture and we don't want any rocks to hit your windshield."
• Highway officials in Maryland are making preparations to try to keep roads cleared. (CBSBaltimore.com video)
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