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Winter Storm Brings Dangerous Icy Conditions as it Moves Northeast

Freezing rain and ice will likely spread through the Ohio Valley

The blast of cold air currently sweeping through the nation is continuing to bring record low temperatures and stormy conditions, disrupting travel, knocking power and toppling trees. The storm system is affecting more than a hundred million people from Texas to Maine as the work week draws to a close.

Since Wednesday, more than 1,000 flights were cancelled at airports in the Dallas metro area, where conditions have been icy. Around two dozen schools cancelled classes or moved to virtual learning on Thursday in Arkansas and Tennessee, where slick roads, power outages and downed trees have been reported.

The Arctic blast, caused by a dip in the polar jet stream, is shifting east of the Rocky Mountains on Thursday and Friday. The storm is expected to bring additional icy conditions in the South and Midwest on Thursday. On Friday, the storm is expected to drop several inches of snow across the Northeast, including Boston, Albany and Hartford.

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