Latest round of wintry precipitation brings travel troubles

Another round of winter precipitation is causing travel troubles.

Nearly 1,600 flights have been canceled today and about 1,500 others delayed, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.com. The bulk of the problems are in Dallas, Chicago and Newark, N.J. More than 1,100 flights have already been canceled for tomorrow.

The culprits this time range from freezing rain to sleet to snow. And, of course, cold.

Nebraska is shivering through highs in the single digits with wind chills 20 to 35 degrees below zero.

Parts of Indiana have been hit with 9 inches of snow, while freezing rain and sleet moved across Kentucky and parts of Ohio. A suspension bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Kentucky was closed because of ice covering its hard-to-treat metal grid deck.

The eastern West Virginia panhandle is bracing for up to a foot of snow and forecasters say the Washington, D.C., area could see a layer of ice and 8 to 12 inches of snow.

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199-a-16-(Bruce Sullivan, lead forecaster, National Weather Service, in AP interview)-"activity with that"-National Weather Service lead forecaster Bruce Sullivan says the huge winter storm has been moving from West Texas towards the Ohio Valley early today. (2 Mar 2014)

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200-a-12-(Bruce Sullivan, lead forecaster, National Weather Service, in AP interview)-"inches an hour"-National Weather Service lead forecaster Bruce Sullivan says the Mid-Atlantic states may be hit with heavy snow Monday. (2 Mar 2014)

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201-a-17-(Bruce Sullivan, lead forecaster, National Weather Service, in AP interview)-"locally higher amounts"-National Weather Service lead forecaster Bruce Sullivan says the Mid-Atlantic states will feel the effects of the storm beginning tonight. (2 Mar 2014)

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202-a-15-(Bruce Sullivan, lead forecaster, National Weather Service, in AP interview)-"actually some hail"-National Weather Service lead forecaster Bruce Sullivan says the storm has been beginning with thunder-sleet in some areas. (2 Mar 2014)

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APPHOTO KSOW109: A worker clears snow from a sidewalk at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center near the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, March 2, 2014. The area is under a winter storm warning and is expecting more snow throughout the day. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) (2 Mar 2014)

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