Snow swirls up East Coast leaving a bitter trail
A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday,
BOSTON (AP) -- A powerful snowstorm has created blizzard conditions in Massachusetts, disrupted government work in Washington and left behind bitter Canadian cold that's sapping fuel supplies.
The storm stretched from Kentucky to New England but hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 13.5 inches by midnight, with New York seeing almost as much.
Boston has ordered schools closed Wednesday, following the lead the day before of many districts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky. Federal workers in Washington also got a snow day Tuesday.
The wave of cold weather has helped to deplete fuel supplies and send prices for propane and natural gas to record highs as people try to heat their homes and businesses.