What Travelers Need to Know Today: Saturday, January 7, 2017: Fort Lauderdale Reopens, Heavy Snow Impacts Travel
Good Saturday morning. This is what you are waking up to.
Travelers will find that Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has reopened following yesterday’s shooting that left five dead while a winter storm is bringing snow to parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, with heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions in some areas.
It is snowing in much of the United States and driving conditions are hazardous. The snow is expected to be significant in northern South Carolina, southern Virginia. Blizzard conditions will be likely in eastern Virginia through Saturday afternoon.
Meanwhile, winter weather advisories are in effect for parts of the Southeast, from Georgia into the Carolinas and Virginia. They are also in effect for Maryland, most of Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and far eastern Maine.
Accumulations so far range from 0.1” in Lake Village Arkansas, to 6.6” in Hiawassee, Georgia, to 12” in parts of North Carolina. Adrian, Texas reported 5”, while Martinsville City, Virginia reported 9”.
The west coast has gotten more than its share including 4” in Denver, 42.5” near Steamboat Springs, and 56” in both Boreal and Soda Springs, California.
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