At least six deaths are blamed on the latest East Coast snowstorm.
NEW YORK (AP) - At least six deaths are blamed on the latest East Coast snowstorm.
They include a Baltimore taxi driver whose cab caught fire after getting stuck in the snow, and people killed by snow plows in Delaware, Maryland and New York.
Things are slowly returning to normal today, as crews remove wrecked and abandoned cars from highways and restore power knocked out by falling trees.
After hundreds of flight cancellations, airports have reopened in the New York, Philadelphia and Washington areas. Operators of buses and trains are trying to get back on schedule.
North of New York City, a small barge briefly floated freely down the Hudson River with no one aboard. The Coast Guard says the barge grounded itself in ice and was no danger to river traffic.
Washington area drivers are recovering from a harrowing commute last night. Nearly 100 cars were abandoned on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in northern Virginia. Seventeen tractor trailers were disabled on the Capital Beltway, and several jackknifed
tractor trailers closed a bridge for hours.
Nearly 50 passenger vehicles and seven tractor trailers had to be towed from Baltimore's beltway.