AccuWeather shares timeline on impact of storm


6:20 a.m. EST Thursday: Power outages between Georgia Power, South Carolina’s SC&G, and North Carolina’s Duke Energy and Dominion Electric surpasses 502,400 affected customers.

6:10 a.m. EST Thursday: School closings spread across the mid-Atlantic and New England either in preparation for the snow or while snow already flies:



6:00 a.m. EST Thursday: Senior Vice President and Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams said areas from Washington, D.C., to Boston and New York City can expect the snow to fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

5:30 a.m. EST Thursday: Connecticut issued a traffic ban on tandem trucks:




5:08 a.m. EST Thursday: An NWS spotter reported 8 inches of snow near Long Green, Md., just northeast of Towson.

4:20 a.m. EST Thursday: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has announced that all of the Metrobus service is suspended until further notice due to hazardous travel conditions.

3:54 a.m. EST Thursday: There are numerous trees and power lines down in Allendale, SC with several fires ongoing due to the downed power lines, according to Emergency Manager.

3:32 a.m. EST Thursday: Traffic is now backed up nearly 7 miles to mile marker 116 on I-81 southbound in Virginia due to the same accident mentioned earlier.

2:23 a.m. EST Thursday: There are now more than 211,000 customers without power in Georgia via Georgia Power

1:04 a.m. EST Thursday: Traffic is at a standstill for more than 5 miles on I-81 southbound in Virginia starting at mile marker 109 due to a disabled vehicle.

12:30 a.m. EST Thursday: Snow is now being reported in New York City with snow expected to continue throughout the night.

12:08 a.m. EST Thursday: One foot of snow has already accumulated in Laurel Ridge, Va. with snow still falling, according to NWS trained spotter.

All reports listed below are from Wednesday.

10:58 p.m. EST Wednesday: Snow has already begun to accumulate on roadways around Washington D.C.

9:30 p.m. EST Wednesday: Flight cancellations for Thursday top 3,300 with nearly one third of those flights into or out of Atlanta, according to FlightStats.

8:55 p.m. EST Wednesday: Roads are becoming slippery in Crystal City, near Washington, D.C., as the storm makes its way through the region.

8:50 p.m. EST Wednesday: An NWS spotter reported 7 inches of snow northwest of Blacksburg, Va., in Newport.

7:52 p.m. EST Wednesday: More than 2,800 flights canceled for Thursday with the top cancellations coming out of Atlanta International, Philadelphia International and Ronald Reagan National, according to FlightStats.

6:25 p.m. EST Wednesday: South of Roanoke, Va., in Franklin County, a trained spotter reports 4.0 inches of snow.

5:30 p.m. EST Wednesday: Traffic is at a standstill near Raleigh, N.C., along I-540 and Honeycutt Road, as commuters try to make it home in the snow:

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