Thousands of flights canceled and runs on gas stations and supermarkets. From New York to Maine, residents are bracing for a storm that could bring as much as 3 feet of snow.
The winds are projected to be over 70 miles an hour and Dan Genest with Dominion Virginia Power says that could mean disaster. He expects there could be millions left in the dark. He says the combination of high wind and heavy, wet snow is the worst combination for outages. There will likely be many downed trees, power poles and power lines.
A State of Emergency is already in effect in many states in the northeast. It allows localities and state officials more authority to make decisions. Among them, requesting mutual aid ahead of severe storms. Genest says they got a call earlier this week to help. Friday morning, 60 Dominion line crews and 200 contractors left for the northeast. He expects more will be requested to help with restoration efforts in the coming days.