February 13th, 2014
11:12 AM ET

Seriously, Just Stay Home

Hey Northeast, now it's your turn.

The storm that Atlanta and Charlotte weathered is headed your way. And forecasters say this may be your biggest winter blast of the season so far.

In the nation's capital, agencies shuttered their doors as the area got up to 11 inches of snow. All federal offices in Washington were ordered closed, and thousands of employees were being told to stay home, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

All runways at Washington's Reagan National and Dulles International airports were closed Thursday.

The snowfall in Philadelphia was expected to reach 11 inches, while New Yorkers were experiencing what probably will be 15 inches of snow.

Boston was in the bull's-eye, too, with up to 8 inches expected there by the end of Thursday. Wind gusts there will top 40 mph.

In the South, states sprang into cleanup mode as power outages mounted and hundreds of thousands of customers shivered through a cold, dark night.

The storm has pulled the plug on more than 772,000 customers, across 14 states and the District of Columbia. The vast majority of them are in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

And the weather will batter air travel for a second day.

Nationwide, more than 5,000 flights were canceled for Thursday. The total topped 3,400 Wednesday.

Rail travel isn't immune. Amtrak has suspended some service in the Northeast, South and Mid-Atlantic regions again for Thursday.

See full story at CNN.comĀ 

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