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Snowstorm hits U.S.

A massive snowstorm put a crimp in travel plans for thousands of U.S. air passengers and drivers, not even sparing President Barack Obama, who faced travel delays upon returning from a day trip to the U.S. Midwest.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled and schools closed because of a snowstorm that was expected to dump up to 30 cm of snow on U.S. east coast cities on Wednesday night. The snowfall forced Mr. Obama to alter his travel plans.

He had to use a motorcade — instead of his helicopter — to get from Andrews Air Force Base to the White House. Snow created treacherous road conditions that caused several cars to skid off the road or become stuck in the snow, slowing the presidential motorcade.

Meanwhile, several hundred flights were cancelled late Wednesday as heavy snow forced Washington's airports, to close their runways for several hours.

Weather Service put the entire Washington-to-Boston corridor under a winter storm warning for “severe winter weather conditions,” including wet, heavy snow that caused thousands of power outages in the Washington area, as well as other cities


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