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canada goose coats Tom Cobin from our CNN affiliate WAVY is standing by with the latest from there.

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Canada Goose Outlet TOM COBIN, WAVY REPORTER: Yes, and it is a good morning for now, Daryn. You can see behind me, this roadway is Interstate 264, more popularly known in this area as the Norfolk Virginia Beach Expressway. As you can see, traffic is flowing very well. We are obviously well after the morning rush hour.

buy canada goose jacket cheap It was a little dicey earlier this morning, but not canada goose uk shop really too bad because crews uk canada goose were able to get out well in advance of this storm. They have been out on Canada Goose Outlet the roads since shortly after midnight. Virginia Department of Transportation had its full complement of crews in this area ready to get out salting and sanding and plowing where necessary. The good news is that they were able to accomplish that, and a pretty smooth rush hour for the 400,000 or so commuters uk canada goose outlet who make their way up and down this piece of roadway.

that is a marked contrast from what this area experienced just two days ago.

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canada goose store KAGAN: Tom, that does sound like a nightmare from a couple days ago. aren’t expected to be at work. What about folks buy canada goose jacket cheap around you? Are they still expected to be there?

COBIN: No, it’s a very similar thing. During canada goose uk black friday our entire news cast, WAVY TV 10 was on canada goose uk outlet this morning with special news coverage all morning, and along the bottom of our screen we have been showing all the closings. Many, many businesses, schools and other institutions in this area are, indeed, closed. They were expecting as early as buy canada goose jacket yesterday afternoon; we knew this was coming.

canada goose deals A lot of people were expecting delays of at least two hours, but many places, we have been reporting this morning, are closed. Some we have not actually even heard reports of yet. We are telling our viewers that we are still waiting for that information, and, of course, we’re continuing to pass it along to them all throughout the day with the shrunken picture of our newscast surrounded by information superimposed about all the closings that we’re reporting all day.

canada goose coats on sale KAGAN: And, of course, Tom, it’s never the news reporters that are Canada Goose sale told to stay home in the bad weather. So you stay bundled up and warm. And thank you for that report.

Canada Goose Jackets COBIN: Thank you.

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canada goose clearance sale For more on how New Yorkers are dealing, Gary Tuchman. He was at the salt pile.

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Now, the plows don’t go out until there are two inches of snow on the ground. The snow started coming down around 6:00 Eastern time for about four hours. They still don’t have that two inches of snow, but the plows will be out later today to start canadagooseonline their plowing activities.

Now, Canada Goose Coats On Sale four years ago in the winter of 1995 ’96, there was over 75 inches of snow. That is an all time record for New York City. Since then, since that winter four years ago, there has only been 27 inches of snow over the last three years. So it gives you an idea how these winters have been relatively snowless in New York the last few years.

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