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December 9, 2013

Storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic

PHILADELPHIA — A powerful storm that crept across the country is dumping a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and is headed northeast, threatening as much as a foot of snow in sections of Delaware and New Jersey.

The storm covered the fields of the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers with white and forced the cancellation of thousands of flights across the U.S. The storm is slowing traffic on roads, leading to a number of accidents, including a fatal crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that led to fender-benders involving 50 cars.

The forecast is calling for the wintry mix to continue through Sunday, turning to rain early Monday.

The National Weather Service says snow accumulation in some sections of Delaware and southern New Jersey could reach 9 to 11 inches.

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