Storm Sputters but East Is Hit by Wind, Snow

From Associated Press

A strong winter storm that blasted the plains and Midwest with fierce wind and snow sputtered as it blew east Tuesday but still packed enough force to cause problems in several cities.

The storm, which had hit the Colorado foothills with up to 34 inches of snow, reached New England with strong winds. It extended from Michigan to Delaware.

Gusty winds and 10 inches of snow in southern Michigan caused dozens of accidents.

Eight inches of snow fell on parts of Pennsylvania and four inches fell in the New York City area, where train delays were reported because of snow and gusty winds.


Airports Report Problems

Flight delays were reported at airports in New York, Detroit and Boston. Eastern Airlines reported that its incoming flights had been canceled in Boston because of the snow and wind.

In Massachusetts, the storm dropped up to six inches of snow and packed strong winds that toppled several utility lines in the Cape Cod area, a state trooper said.

Meanwhile, flooding was reported in parts of Illinois, Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas.