Reports: Northeast's I-95 corridor faces travel disruptions as snow intensifies

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, AccuWeather meteorologist
December 09, 2017, 12:26:29 PM EST

After creating a wintry scene in the South, a snowstorm will sweep along the Interstate 95 corridor of the northeastern United States into Sunday morning.

Snow will expand along the mid-Atlantic coast and across a large portion of New England into Saturday evening. The heaviest snow is expected to fall along the upper part of the Delmarva Peninsula and across northern New England.

A couple inches of snow can accumulate from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. Motorists may encounter slick travel.

тАЬWhere more than an inch or two of snow falls, roads will transition from wet to slushy to snow-covered,тАЭ AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

Sporadic power outages are possible as the snow clings to weak tree limbs.

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12:23 p.m. EST Saturday:

Snowy and icy road conditions are being reported around New York City and portions of Long Island as snow continues to fall.

(Image/New York Department of Transportation)



11:45 a.m. EST Saturday:

Snow is falling at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, hours before the Army-Navy game is scheduled to be played.

A Navy midshipman checks his phone as snow falls before the start of the 118th meeting of the annual Army-Navy football game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)



11:00 a.m. EST Saturday:

Snowfall has increased around New York City with visibility down to a half of a mile in Central Park.

New YorkтАЩs first snow of the season pic.twitter.com/fdhGkOUqZQ

— Jan Carlo Gavile (@JannieGavile)



10:45 a.m. EST Saturday:

Penn DOT reports that roads are wet with freezing conditions across portions of eastern Pennsylvania. Snow is whitening the shoulders of the interstates.



10:10 a.m. EST Saturday:

Snow has reduced visibility to three-quarters of a mile at Newark's International Airport. Delays for some arriving flights are averaging more than 2 hours, according to the FAA.


5:30 a.m. EST Saturday:

The Virginia Department of Transportation reported that all lanes of Georgetown Pike at Tebbs Lane have reopened after a vehicle crash caused downed power lines early Saturday morning.

Update: McLean: Georgetown Pike at Tebbs Lane: All lanes have reopened. https://t.co/w0nzj75Skp

— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA)


Snow continues to expand northward across the mid-Atlantic. A trace of snow has been reported in Loudoun County, Virginia, near Dulles International Airport.

Just under 10,000 Dominion Energy customers are without power in Virginia. Most of the outages are around the Richmond metro area.


2:30 a.m. EST Saturday:

Snow is creating a wintry scene on the beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. One to 2 inches of snow has fallen from Ocean City to Bethany Beach, Delaware. Higher amounts up to 4 inches have been reported in southwestern Delaware.

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