A dangerous winter storm packing a nasty concoction of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is rumbling across the Mid-Atlantic, Appalachian Spine and parts of eastern New England this morning. Not only has it been responsible for very difficult travel, it has also amassed impressive snow and ice totals since its onset on Sunday. Here is the latest weather news and statistics compiled for the Eastern U.S major winter storm:
8:00 a.m.: New Windsor, Md., records one-quarter inch of ice accumulation, while each Saint Charles and Hagerstown, Md., measure one-quarter inch as well.
7:00 a.m.: Alexandria City public schools in Virginia are closed today and two-hour school delays are being reported in Anne Arundel County public schools.
5:50 a.m.: Baltimore Gas and Electric report power outages have affected 6,130 customers this morning. 4:45 a.m.: Newark, Del., is digging out of a foot of snow that fell on Sunday. Charlestown, Md., picked up 10.5 inches of snow on Sunday, while Philadelphia International Airport measured 8.6 inches of snow as well. 4:45 a.m.: Potomac Edison in West Virginia and Maryland are reporting nearly 1,400 power outages this morning. 4:45 a.m.: Baltimore Gas and Electric report 3,979 power outages, with Baltimore and Harford counties accounting for more than 3,000 alone. 4:40 a.m.: Loudon, Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince William, Montgomery counties public schools are closed today. Two-hour school delays are being reported in the District of Columbia and Frederick. 4:40 a.m.: Federal government offices are on a 2-hour delay today, however, the District of Columbia government offices will be open for business. 4:30 a.m.: Montgomery Village, Md., records one-quarter inch of ice accumulation, while each Purcellville and Arcola, Va., measure one-quarter inch as well. Bel Air, Md., the jackpot in Maryland and the District of Columbia, has received one-third inch of ice accumulation. 4:30 a.m.: Glyndon, Parkton, and Bentley Springs, Md., record 8.0 inches of snow for the first wave of this major winter storm on Sunday. The "jackpot" in Maryland for snowfall accumulation on Sunday was Norrisville, Md., where 9.0 inches blanketed the ground. Westminster and Frederick, Md., each topped 8.0 inches respectively, with 8.5 and 8.2 inches falling. 8:00 p.m.: Latest air travel delays: Houston Bush Int`l, Minneapolis-St. Paul Int`l, Atlanta, Newark Int`l, John F. Kennedy Int`l, La Guardia Airport, Chicago O`Hare Int`l and Midway Int`l, and Philadelphia Int`l Airport are all experiencing substantial delays with either departing or arriving flights. For more on the expected ice and snow totals with the storm, click here. Be sure to keep WeatherBug active to receive the latest weather in your neighborhood and get the latest updates anywhere on Twitter. --- Story image: A man shovels away the first snow of the season in Hockessin, Del. (Suchat Pederson, The News-Journal, AP) What do you think of this story? Click here for comments or suggestions.