Winter Storm In East Slams Holiday Travelers

Source:  Doug Stanglin and Doyle Rice / USA Today

Heavy snow is piling up Wednesday in parts of Pennsylvania and western New York from a winter storm system that threatens to disrupt millions of travelers heading out for Thanksgiving.

A heavy snowstorm forecast for Pittsburgh — and dubbed the “Gobblegeddon” — failed to develop as snow turned to rain in the city, but did strike northern counties, bringing more than 9 inches to Mercer County as it moved East.

In Western New York, 4.5 inches fell in the first snowfall of the season in Buffalo thatThe Buffalo News described as “Hallmark perfect.”

Heavy snow is forecast from the Tennessee Valley to western New England, with freezing rain possible across the Appalachians and western Mid-Atlantic into the interior Northeast through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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