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Snow, High Winds Cancel Flights Across US

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(CBS) - The consistent winter weather is worse in some places across the country.




Flights are canceled, schools are closing and some weather emergencies are being issued.

New York City is getting slammed with snow right now.


The winter storm system that slammed the Midwest is colliding with another storm system over the Northeast, bringing blizzard conditions, and single-digit temperatures.



A car skidded off a slick road near Columbus, Ohio where half a foot of snow is expected today.

It was just 2 degrees with a wind chill of minus 14 as snow started falling in Albany, New York this morning.

An overnight water main break flooded a street in downtown Boston causing a plow truck to get stuck in a sinkhole. The city is expected to get buried under a foot of snow by Friday morning.

"I'm very concerned about the frigid temperatures. I am urging everyone to stay indoors," said Tom Menino, Boston Mayor.

But the bigger problems could be 50 mile per hour winds, and coastal flooding. Massachusetts officials have high-water rescue teams ready to go. A new seawall built to protect the town of Scituate will be put to the test.

In New York City, hundreds of salt trucks are loading up for the storm. More than half a foot of wind-driven snow is expected to fall by Friday morning.

The storm is already having a major impact on travelers who are trying to get home from their holiday vacations. Hundreds of flights are canceled from the Midwest to the Northeast.

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