UPDATE: Major Winter Storm Barrels up East Coast

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The winter storm that brought a rare white Christmas to parts of the South is barreling up the East Coast.

As of late Saturday evening, the National Weather Service had issued winter weather warnings from north Georgia to southern New England. Winter weather watches are in effect for eastern Tennessee
and Kentucky up to West Virginia.

Virginia and North Carolina have declared states of emergency. In Asheville, N.C., the Weather Service says snow fell at the rate of about an inch an hour Saturday and mountain roads would be impassable for all but four-wheel drive vehicles.

Forecasters are predicting 6 to 10 inches of snow Sunday for the Washington, D.C., area and even more for New York City and the New
Jersey shore, along with strong winds that could reduce visibility to zero at times.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is urging travelers to "try to get home early and if you don't have to travel don't go."

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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