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Powerful storm looms for Midwest, Northeast

Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 01:19

Jan. 2 - First major winter storm of 2014 bears down on the northeastern U.S., burdens holiday travelers returning home. Gavino Garay reports.

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The first major winter storm of 2014 looms over the northeastern United States. It brings with it powerful winds and Arctic temperatures. The storm system stretches from the lower Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic coast. It's already forced over 1,100 flights to cancel, causing headaches for holiday travelers returning home. The powerful storm could dump more than 12 inches of snow in some areas, especially southern New England. Snow started falling in Boston early Thursday morning. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino: BOSTON MAYOR THOMAS MENINO SAYING: "I'm very concerned about the frigid temperatures. I am urging everyone to stay indoors, check on elderly neighbors, homeless individuals call police or emergency services." This seawall was erected to help protect the Massachusetts coastal town of Scituate. And near Hoboken, New Jersey, locals are bracing for the storm, too: (SOUNDBITE) HUNTINGTON RESIDENT LOUIS MCLENDON SAYING: "I bought a snow blower because I understand we're supposed to get about 10 inches of snow so it's been kind of rough for the last couple of years without one." The harsh winter weather is expected to jam a major traffic corridor between New York and Boston...just when millions are expected to be traveling home after the holidays.

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Powerful storm looms for Midwest, Northeast

Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 01:19