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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Runways too snowy to receive airliners packed with football fans. Sidewalks too icy for cowboy boots. Temperatures too cold to distinguish Dallas from Pittsburgh or Green Bay.
Just two days before the Super Bowl, a fresh blast of snow and ice canceled hundreds of flights, transformed highways into ribbons of white and caused dangerous sheets of ice to fall from Cowboys Stadium, sending at least six people to the hospital. It was enough to turn the biggest week in American sports into a Super Mess.
The six people hurt Friday were private contractors who had been hired by the NFL to prepare the stadium for the game. One man was hit in the head, another in the shoulder. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening.
Most stadium entrances were closed as a precaution. Officials raised the temperature inside the arena in an attempt to melt remaining ice.
MORE GLOBAL WARMING: Atlanta’s Gets First Christmas Snow Since 1882
ASSOCIATED PRESS: A band of frigid weather snaking its way up the East Coast onSunday threatened to bring blizzards and a foot of snow to New York City and New England, while several states made emergency declarations as the storm caused crashes on slick roads.
Airlines grounded hundreds of flights Sunday along the Northeast corridor in anticipation of the storm, affecting major airports including New York’s JFK and Newark. Airlines said more cancellations were likely as the storm progressed. Travel misery began a day earlier in parts of the South, where a rare white Christmas came with reports of dozens of car crashes.
In Washington transportation officials pretreated roads and readied 200 salt trucks, plows and other pieces of equipment to fight the 6 inches or more expected to fall in the Mid-Atlantic region.
NEW YORK POST: Break out the shovels and driveway salt — more than a foot of snow is expected to blanket the city starting tomorrow afternoon.
The Nor’easter is expected drop 8-16 inches of snow in Central Park and across the metropolitan area, with more than a foot possible in interior Connecticut.
“At the height of the storm, New York City will have sustained winds at 20-30 mph, with gusts as high as 50,” said Dave Samuhel, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.com.
The storm is now forming over the northern Gulf of Mexico, near Pensacola, Fla., as of 2:30 p.m. Christmas Day.
ASSOCIATED PRESS: A winter storm that brought a rare white Christmas to parts of the South was barreling up the East Coast early Sunday, with forecasters predicting 6 to 10 inches of snow for Washington and blizzard conditions for New York City and New England.
Airlines canceled hundreds of Sunday flights in the Northeast corridor, with more likely to come as the storm intensifies.