NYC & Boston prep for major snow storm

NEW YORK (WFLX) - Right now the first winter storm of 2014 is making its way to New England. A snow alert has been issued in New York City and Boston has declared a snow emergency.

The New York metro area could see eight inches of snow with areas north looking at a foot or more. That same storm dropped a half-foot or more of snow in Illinois Wendesday. Snowfall is expected to begin Thursday afternoon.

Forecasters say about 70 million Americans could be facing a major snowstorm by the end of the week.

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