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Snowstorm sweeps across US North-east, trapping Super Bowl fans

Published on Feb 4, 2014 6:39 AM

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - A fast-moving winter storm swept into the United States (US) North-east on Monday, yet again forcing flight cancellations, slowing traffic and proving weather-forecasting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil right.

Travellers leaving the New York City area after Sunday night's Super Bowl championship football game faced long delays at the region's airports and risky driving on snow-covered roads.

Hardest hit by the storm-related flight delays and cancellations was Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, the closest to the stadium where the Denver Broncos fell to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 in the National Football League's matchup.

"Only thing worse than sitting through awful game last night is now sitting at airport on weather delay, probable cancellation," tweeted Nick Griffith, sports director at TV station Fox 31 in Denver, adding the hashtag "#longtrip". The storm was expected to drop 10cm to 20cm of snow on an area stretching from eastern Kentucky to eastern New York state, the National Weather Service said.

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