East Coast Storm Brings Sloppy, Slippery, Icy Mess

The East Coast storm that brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the region Tuesday made travel tricky by foot, rail, car or plane.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid to upper 30s on Wednesday, and another weak system moving through New England may drop an additional dusting of snow in some places.

"Nothing major though," said Eric Sinsabaugh of the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.

Road conditions in and around the Boston area are more slushy due to warmer temperatures.

There are only a few power outages being reported, mainly north of Boston, and more than 60 schools are delayed Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday, the storm iced over roads all the way down to Delaware and delayed flights for tens of thousands of weather-weary travelers. Cars skidded off roads. Hundreds of schools were closed.

Boston's Logan International kept its runways clear and open, but outgoing flights to several other cities affected by the storm were delayed.

Police in central Massachusetts were investigating whether the storm played a part in a crash that killed two Rhode Island men near a tiny town named Douglas. Police said the snow had just started to fall when the men's car hit a tractor-trailer.

Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance said troopers were flooded with calls for help during the morning rush hour and had to deal with more than 70 collisions.

"The problem with every crash is that we had difficulty getting equipment to the crash site due to the volume of traffic and the slippery conditions," Vance said.

This program aired on January 19, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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