A blizzard of potentially historic proportions threatened to strike the Northeast with a vengeance today, with up to two feet of snow feared along the densely populated Interstate 95 corridor from the New York City area to Boston and beyond.
From Pennsylvania to Maine, people rushed to stock up on food, shovels and other supplies, and road crews readied salt and sand.
Boston, Providence, R.I., Hartford, Conn., and other New England cities canceled school today, and airlines scratched more than 1,700 flights, with the disruptions certain to ripple across the U.S.
Forecasters said this could be one for the record books.
“This one doesn’t come along every day. This is going to be a dangerous winter storm," said Alan Dunham, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass.
Snow is expected to start this morning and wind gusts could reach 65 mph.