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Snow, Ice Creates Travel Headaches from Dallas to Boston

January 17, 2013; 5:09 AM

A swath of snow snarled travel from Texas to New England Tuesday into Wednesday, while ice cut power to thousands of customers farther south.

The storm developed in Texas Tuesday morning, with booms of thunder accompanying snow in Dallas, Texas. A total of 0.3 of an inch fell, the normal for the entire month of January.

Flightstats.com reports that more than 425 flights were canceled and more than 355 flights were delayed at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Tuesday.

A narrow band of snow spread northeastward from northern Texas Tuesday morning, reaching central Pennsylvania Tuesday night and Maine Wednesday morning.

Photo taken on Jan. 15, 2013, by Flickr user jwinfred.

Meanwhile, an ice storm unfolded south of the snow zone from northern Louisiana, southern Arkansas, northern Mississippi, portions of Tennessee and Kentucky. A quarter of an inch to half of an inch of ice accumulated on elevated surfaces such as trees, roads signs and power lines in the hardest-hit areas.

Trees were downed by the weight of ice in many communities. Thousands of customers lost power during the ice storm across the Deep South, according to Entergy, a power provider for portions Arkansas, Louisiana and western Mississippi.

Accidents were reported along treacherous, icy roads from Texas and Mississippi to Tennessee.

Snow Totals as of 5:00 p.m. EST Wednesday:

Maine
2 miles SSE Kingsbury: 4.0 inches
1 mile NNE Brownville: 4.0 inches
1 mile N Corinth: 3.5 inches
Millbridge: 3.5 inches

New Hampshire
Petersborough: 5.0 inches
Nashua: 4.5 inches
Hudson: 4.2 inches
Merrimack: 4.0 inches

Vermont
Woodford: 6.5 inches
Landgrove: 3.2 inches
Pownal: 3.0 inches
Marlboro: 1.9 inches

Massachusetts
Storrs: 5.0 inches
Foxboro: 5.0 inches
Amherst: 4.5 inches
Greenfield: 4.2 inches

Connecticut
Farmington: 4.8 inches
Burlington: 4.5 inches
Coventry: 4.5 inches
Hartford: 3.0 inches

Rhode Island
Cumberland: 5.0 inches
North Scituate: 4.2 inches
Providence: 4.2 inches
West Glocester: 4.1 inches

New York
Greenville: 6.3 inches
Freehold: 5.0 inches
Hudson: 5.0 inches
Jefferson: 4.8 inches

Pennsylvania
Hughesville: 5.0 inches
Point View: 4.5 inches
State College: 4.4 inches
New Bloomfield: 4.0 inches

Ohio
1 mile SE Hillsboro: 0.5 of an inch
3 miles W Washington Court: 0.2 of an inch

Kentucky
Napoleon: 0.8 of an inch
3 miles NW Walton: 0.5 of an inch

Arkansas
Mountain Home: 3.0 inches
Newport: 2.0 inches
North Little Rock: 0.4 of an inch (*This breaks the old record of a trace set in 2009.)
Waldron: 0.8 of an inch

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