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Major snow storm bearing down on most of the state

STATEWIDE – AccuWeather.com reports two storms will merge quickly enough to produce a major snowstorm from the upper part of the mid-Atlantic to southern New England Thursday into Friday.

The storm will affect more than 70 million people in the Midwest and the Northeast combined and could have a major negative impact on travel for people returning from holiday destinations, heading back to school or resuming business activities.

It will be far from the worst storm to ever hit the area, but people should be prepared for flight delays and cancellations because of direct and indirect impacts from the far-reaching storm.

AccuWeather.com Chief Operating Officer Evan Myers said, "The storms will not organize fast enough to make the perfect storm, but it will cause a significant amount of snow to fall over a large area."

Deicing operations will put some airlines behind schedule aircraft and crews may not be where they are supposed to be, even if the weather is clear.

As colder air invades the storm, snow will stick to the roads and make for slippery conditions.

The worst of the storm is likely to be Thursday night but will cause enough snow to make roads slippery as early as Thursday in some locations.