Winter storm Stella threatens to shut down travel due to heavy snow and strong winds from Washington, D.C., to New York City and Boston early this week. Blizzard conditions will develop in part of the northeastern United States.
The storm will first continue to bring snow and travel problems in the Midwest through Monday. It will rapidly strengthen and hug the east coast of the U.S. early this week. Snow will then rapidly spread northward spanning Monday night to Tuesday night.
For many areas in the Northeast, this will likely be the biggest and most impactful storm of the winter.
At this time, it appears that areas from eastern West Virginia and northern Virginia to northern Maryland, central and eastern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, central and southeastern New York state and a large part of New England will be shoveling out of 6 inches or more of snow from the storm.
The heaviest snow is likely to fall near the I-81 corridor of Pennsylvania and along part of the New York Thruway in the Hudson Valley of New York, I-91 in northern Connecticut and Massachusetts and I-93 in New Hampshire. In this zone, from 1 to 2 feet of snow can pile up with drifts up to several feet.
This amount of snow over such a broad, heavily populated area could bring travel to a standstill as snow clogs streets and highways and heavy snow and wind trigger airline delays and flight cancellations. Some 1,500 flights have already been canceled in advance of the storm.
Travelers are encouraged to check the status of their flights as delays or cancellations may be possible.
The airlines have already begun issuing travel change fee waivers for this event.
News source: Accuweather
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