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强暴风雪再袭美国

2014-03-05    来源:新华网    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

March snowstorm hammers wide swath of U.S.

From South, Midwest to Northeast, freezing snowstorm has hit a wide swath of the United States since early Monday, disrupting traffic and daily life of residents, and shutting down federal offices across the area.

In Washington D.C., schools were closed, bus service halted, and people were asked to stay indoor to avoid low temperature and icy road conditions on Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the surrounding Washington D.C. area until 6 p.m. Monday. Governors of Delaware, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia have all declared a state of emergency.

Snow was expected to hit parts of the Rocky Mountains and the northern Great Plains, it said, adding that the snowstorm would probably dump up to 20 cm of snow in Washington D.C. as it sweeps from the Mississippi Valley to the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states.

The unseasonably cold temperature, 10 to 20 degrees centigrade lower than the same period in previous years, will prevail Plains to the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes and into the Tennessee Valley for the next few according to the weather service.

As of Monday noon, more than 2,000 flights at airports in Washington, New York and Philadelphia have been canceled and 5,000 others delayed, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.com.

Meanwhile, local media reported that the snowstorm was expected to dump up to 30 cm of snow in some areas, sending residents on a hunt for food, water and supplies.

相关新闻:随着又一波强暴风雪来袭,刚刚有所转暖的美国南部、中西部及东北部地区再次受到严寒天气的困扰,对当地公共交通和居民生活产生严重影响。

暴风雪从当地时间3日凌晨开始逐步加强,部分地区积雪厚度超过30厘米,气温比去年同期低10-20摄氏度,道路湿滑无法通行,华盛顿联邦政府各部门和许多地区的学校都放假一天。

此外,新泽西、弗吉尼亚,特拉华、田纳西等州均发布了雪灾警报,提醒居民注意行车及外出安全。受恶劣天气影响,全美当天共有2000余架次航班取消,5000余架次航班晚点。

美国国家气象局说,由于此次强冷空气来势猛烈,严寒还将持续几天,局部地区还会出现冻雨天气,会对居民户外行动和道路交通造成更严重的影响。

从去年底至今,美国大部分地区严寒天气笼罩,风雪成灾,导致交通事故频发,严重影响人们的日常工作和生活。(新华网)



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