Federal Government Closes and 6000 Flights Are Canceled As Winter Storm Jonas Arrives

(SL) – Winter Storm Jonas is getting bigger and stronger as snow starts to fall in Virginia.  Experts say the Blizzard could hit DC with 30 inches of snow, beating the record 28 inches set in 1922.  85 Million people are under blizzard or winter storm warnings with the Capitol in the bulls-eye region.  The Federal Government shutdown at noon and will remain closed on Monday.


  • Twelve to 18 inches of snow is also predicted for Philadelphia and eight to 12 inches was expected in New York 
  • Nearly 6,000 flights have already been cancelled for Friday and Saturday 
  • Five people have been killed, in car accidents caused by the icy roads in Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennesse


Be prepared and if you can build a kit: Include enough food, water and medical supplies for your needs in your emergency kit to last for at least 72 hours.



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