Snowstorm storms upper Midwest

February 25th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Feb 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Midwest experienced massive snowstorm on Friday as several flights were canceled. Roads have been closed because of their slippery nature.

Several schools were closed on Friday and the storm continued. Officials are concerned about the Northeast as well as the storm spread to the region.

USA Today reported that, “In the Northeast, snowy conditions in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York are being blamed for highway accidents that have forced several school districts to cancel classes or delay their start. State police say a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the southbound side of the New York Thruway around 4:15 a.m. in Newburgh, blocking both southbound lanes until it was removed shortly before 6 a.m. Jackknifed tractor-trailers also closed eastbound lanes of Interstate-84 between exits 17 and 18 in Putnam County.”

Officials have blamed several accidents in Connecticut on the storm. Several schools in the state have been closed as schoolchildren stay in the house. Some highway roads have been closed.

The US Department of Transportation has sent 500 plow trucks on the road to clear up the snow on the road. The Southeast has been warned that the storm will only get worst in the coming hours.

Weather watchers have issued Tornado watch in parts of Mississippi, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia.

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