Wintry weather could mean white Christmas in US North-east
BUFFALO, New York (REUTERS) - Powerful winds and snow whipped parts of the eastern United States on Saturday, carrying the promise of a white Christmas while threatening to cause problems for the many Americans travelling for the holidays.
The storm moving in from the Mid-west was sending strong winds into the mid-Atlantic states and southern New England. It buried parts of Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin in more than 30cm of snow earlier this week.
The high winds threatened to delay flights at busy airports in New York, Philadelphia and Washington.
Due to the winds, departing flights were delayed at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and at Washington Dulles International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said.