MOBILE, Ala., Feb. 12 (UPI) — The South from Texas to Georgia Friday braced for a potent storm, predicted to spread snow along the Interstate 20 corridor.
The storm could deliver enough precipitation to disrupt travel and cancel schools, officials said.
Accuweather.com said snow and sleet would fall on the northern shores of the Gulf of Mexico, including the cities of Mobile, Ala., and Tallahassee, Fla. Meanwhile, Montgomery, Ala., Atlanta; Columbia, S.C.; Charleston, S.C.; Myrtle Beach, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., and Wilmington, N.C., could receive 3-6 inches, AccuWeather.com said.
Hundreds of flights in and out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport were canceled ahead of the storm, CNN reported.
Louisiana officials closed state government offices in 42 parishes for Friday because of the storm.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport recorded 9.4 inches by Thursday night, the most snow recorded at the airport since 7.8 inches fell Jan. 15, 1964, CNN said.
In Washington, more than 250,000 federal workers were told to report to work Friday after having four days off because of a pair of storms, CNN said. A storm last weekend dumped more than 20 inches of snow on the Washington metro area, followed by a midweek storm that added a foot more. Other locations in the path of the midweek storm received up to 30 inches of snow.
Officials reopened Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport Thursday after closing the facilities to flights Wednesday afternoon.
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