January 21, 2012
The first real snowstorm of the season has reached the Northeast, creating treacherous travel conditions and some delays at airports.
New York City could see up to 3 inches of snow, while early Saturday morning flurries and freezing rain showers were expected for the Washington, D.C., area. Philadelphia was under a winter weather advisory and could receive up to 4 inches of snow.
Philadelphia International Airport is under a ground delay for arriving flights because of snow and ice accumulation. A spokeswoman says arriving flights are experiencing delays of less than two hours, but most departing flights are leaving on time.
The storm marked the first significant snowfall for many East Coast residents. A rare October snowstorm knocked out power to nearly 3 million homes and businesses.