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East Coast snow snarls travel

A winter storm swept from the Midwest into the northeast in time for Christmas day.

BY SUSAN KIM | ALBANY, N.Y. | December 25, 2002

A winter storm swept from the Midwest into the northeast in time for Christmas day, making travel hazardous.

Albany, N.Y. as well as northern Massachusetts could see 20 inches of snow before it's over, said forecasters.

The Albany airport was making plans to shelter stranded travelers.

For those who have to drive, "people should leave early and make sure they have supplies in their vehicles if they do have to travel," said Dennis Michalski, spokesperson for New York State emergency management, stated. Emergency managers also advised drivers to make sure they have enough gas, working windshield wipers, extra blankets and small shovels.

Many areas in the region hadn't seen a white Christmas since the mid 1980s.

Many western states were also seeing snow, with northwest Washington expecting the heaviest.

Blizzard conditions marked Christmas Eve in parts of Missouri and Kansas. Some plains states saw 15 inches of snow.

Even southern Texas saw temperatures in the teens.


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