Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roads have been slippery in much of the Northeast for this morning's commute to work, as a slow-moving storm that dumped snow and ice on the mid-Atlantic region moves up the coast.

Forecasters say travel problems could linger into the afternoon, with freezing rain and icy conditions sticking around. The wintry weather is extending from Missouri into Maine.

The storm -- which canceled more than 3,200 flights yesterday and delayed thousands more -- has already led to the cancellation of more than 1,300 additional flights today, according to the flight-tracking website Flightaware.com. The biggest share of those flights were from the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, which is still reeling from the effects of the ice storm that brought North Texas to a standstill. Hundreds of people were stranded there last night.

Slippery conditions were reported overnight in the New York City area. One crash involving about 20 vehicles closed southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Connecticut for a couple of hours. No serious injuries were reported.

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152-c-10-(Scott Mayerowitz (MAY'-ur-witz), AP airlines writer)-"a lot quicker"-AP Airlines Writer Scott Mayerowitz offers a tip to passengers trying reschedule a flight. (9 Dec 2013)

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140-w-31-(Matt Small, with Chase Williams, stranded traveler in Baltimore)--The storm leaving parts of the country in ice and snow continues to make travel difficult for many Americans. AP correspondent Matt Small spoke with one of them. ((opens with actuality)) (9 Dec 2013)

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142-a-03-(Chase Williams, stranded traveler at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, in AP interview)-"some work done"-Chase Williams, who is stuck at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, says he'll try to stay busy after his flight home to Nashville was cancelled. ((shorter version of cut used in wrap)) (9 Dec 2013)

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GRAPHICSBANK: Downed trees on road following ice storm, Oakton, Virginia, photo (9 Dec 2013)

GRAPHICSBANK: Downed trees on road following ice storm, Oakton, Virginia, photo (9 Dec 2013)

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