Winter storm impacts travel, power service

Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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DENVER, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Travel throughout portions of the United States, including Colorado and New York, should be impacted by winter weather Wednesday, forecasters say.

National Weather Service meteorologists recommended truck drivers stop all travel through the Denver area due to heavy sustained winds carrying blowing snow, the Rocky Mountain News reported.

The north central mountain area of the state is also under a winter weather advisory due to the anticipated arrival of up to six inches of additional snow.

Accuweather.com said similar poor weather conditions are also striking portions of the East Coast as New York and Boston are among the cities facing heavy rain caused by a regional influx of warm air.

Major airports in New York and Philadelphia have reported numerous air travel delays as warnings of potential power outages have been issued for central Pennsylvania and the nation's New England region, the Web site said.

The Providence (R.I) Journal said nearly 1,600 National Grid customers were already without power Wednesday morning. Grid spokesman David Graves said in addition to the Rhode Island electrical outages, additional customers lost power due to inclement weather.

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