State of Emergency: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware
A State of Emergency was declared today in Pennsylvania, Maryland and parts of New Jersey and Delaware as the winter storm pounding the area builds up and snow continues to fall.
Thousands are without power, especially in the Allegheny County area, and officials are advising that if you do not have to go out, that you should stay inside and try to stay warm.
The Pennsylvania National Guard has been dispatched to help with the snow and to help the police.
"This is a pretty fierce storm!" Philadelphia International Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said, adding that crews had been battling blizzard and whiteout conditions to try to clear runways and other areas. Most airlines were not planning to operate before 2 p.m. Saturday, and three-quarters or more of the day's flights could be canceled, she said.
Pittsburgh International Airport as closed, but is expected to open later today.
The I-376 out of Pittsburgh has closed and several other interstates are shut down, as well as many secondary roads as they are impassable.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said the commonwealth's system of toll roads remained open but had several trouble spots, namely between Donegal and Somerset counties in western Pennsylvania
More snow is still expected to fall in these regions.
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