Snow Storm Wallops East Coast

December 20, 2009

(ChattahBox) – A major snowstorm slammed the East Coast, dumping up to 2 feet of snow with blizzard conditions and snarling up travel and cutting power supplies. The storm known as a nor’easter, stretched from Tennessee and North Carolina to the southern New England states, moving north toward New York and Boston on the last shopping weekend before Christmas, which could take a big bite out of retail sales.
Incidents thought to be storm-related claimed five lives and forecasters warned of 60 mph gusts in what may be the worst snowstorm in a decade. Bethesda, Maryland, had recorded a whopping 23 inches of snow, and Medford, New Jersey, saw 24 inches. The 16 in which fell at Reagan National Airport outside Washington was the most ever recorded on a single December day. States of emergency have been declared in Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland Philadelphia, and Delaware.


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2 Responses to “Snow Storm Wallops East Coast”

  1. chris smith on December 21st, 2009 12:03 am

    With so many snowed in but not yet finished with xmas shopping – I wonder if online sales will rise? I read that they’re meant to taper off at the last day

    of free shipping (friday) but perhaps some of these companies will smarten up and extend their free shipping offers for east coast shoppers who are boarded

    up at home with unfinished shopping lists. http://tictacdo.com/ttd/Survive-a-Winter-Storm – great resource for those on the E.Coast!

  2. chris smith on December 21st, 2009 10:15 pm

    One would imagine that a surplus of inventory in local stores will also mean better deals for post-holiday shoppers. What a mess! Snow and all!

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