Snowpocalypse Now

Blizzard Hits Mid-Atlantic States

Get that carrot nose ready for a snowman—residents of the Mid-Atlantic states will be enjoying a snow day on Wednesday as a storm moving in from the Midwest, where it has been blamed for three Michigan traffic deaths, dumps a foot or more of white stuff on Maryland, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, before heading North. In D.C., about 230,000 federal workers, who have been off since a massive blizzard hit the area on Friday, will continue their impromptu vacations. Thousands in western Pennsylvania and Maryland are still without power after the weekend storm, and many flights out of New York's three airports have been cancelled. The luckiest snow-day recipients are New York City's school children, who have received just their third snow day in six years.