- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)6
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Feeding deer in Bollinger, Cape and Perry counties prohibited soon to help curb spread of CWD (6/13/18)7
- New Zaxby's restaurant open in Cape (6/13/18)3
Storm socks mid-Atlantic region
NEW YORK -- The second ice storm in a week knocked out power and snarled air travel Wednesday in the mid-Atlantic states.
Freezing rain and slush spread northward from Virginia into New York state, followed by rising temperatures. The National Weather Service issued winter advisories for the New England states.
"It's terrible. Right now it's just freezing rain so all the streets are icy," said patrolman Steve Brundage in Binghamton, N.Y.
Dozens of New York schools dismissed classes around midday as the freezing rain and sleet moved in. Earlier, schools were closed in parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. A few schools also closed in southern sections of Ohio and Indiana.
Ice up to a half-inch thick was reported in parts of western Maryland during the morning and by afternoon in northwestern New Jersey.
"Most people are staying home," said Maryland State Police Cpl. David Paskowski.
In the Washington area, Delta Airlines canceled most of its morning flights at Dulles International Airport, and Atlantic Coast Airlines, which operates the United Express Shuttle, canceled about a third of its flights before 7:30 a.m., according to Airports Authority spokesman Tom Sullivan.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport had numerous delays and cancelations, said spokeswoman Melanie Miller.
Utilities in Maryland said the ice cut electrical service to more than 38,000 homes and businesses across the central and western parts of the state.
About 24,000 customers in northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley had no electricity by midmorning, Dominion Virginia Power spokesman David Botkins said.
In North Carolina, meanwhile, Duke Power said Wednesday it still had 127,000 customers without power because of last week's ice storm, down from a peak of nearly 1.3 million. The company said it hoped to have all customers back on line by Saturday.
Carolina Power & Light said it had 7,220 customers still in the dark Wednesday afternoon, down from a peak of 464,000.