NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Houston recorded its earliest snowfall, beating a previous record by nearly a week, meteorologists said Saturday.
Houston's rare snowfall came Friday, besting previous records for earliest snowfalls set Dec. 10 in both 1944 and 2008.
The inch or so of snow throughout metro Houston delayed flights at the city's airport and led to icy roads and two fatal traffic accidents, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday.
Elsewhere in the nation, the season's first widespread snowstorm pushed into the Northeast Saturday, disrupting travel for many as far south as Tennessee, Accuweather reported.
Snow was to continue spreading northward from New York City to Boston and into Pennsylvania through Saturday night.