Spring snow closes US schools, cancels flights

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Five days into spring, warm weather and budding flowers are just a rumor as the East Coast endures another blast of winter.

A wide-ranging storm that buried parts of the Midwest weakened as it moved east Monday morning. But it still managed to carpet lawns and fields in a fresh layer of white. Many schools opened late or closed early, and hundreds of flights have been canceled.

The cold temperatures and miserable mixture of snow and rain have people longing for more seasonable weather.

Stopped at a Pennsylvania gas station, 24-year-old Jessica Cunitz says, "I'm ready for flip flops."

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