First of a one-two winter punch socks eastern US

February 3, 2014 • National News

Peyton Layne, 7, makes a snowball while playing with her family Monday Feb 3, 2014 in Ashland, Ky. where 5 inches of snow fell overnight. (AP Photo/The Independent, Kevin Goldy)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A winter storm dumped several inches of wet, heavy snow on parts of the eastern United States on Monday, snarling commutes and Super Bowl fans’ trips home, closing schools and government offices and cutting power.

Fat flakes fell in Philadelphia and New York, creating slushy sidewalks and streets and all but erasing all memory of Sunday’s temperatures in the 50s. The storm began moving out of the region Monday afternoon, making way for another system expected to sweep in from the Plains with ice and snow late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

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