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UPDATE: Storm buries Northeast; 15.5 inches of snow in NJ

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A swirling storm has dumped nearly a foot and a half of snow in parts of New Jersey and more than a foot in Philadelphia.

The National Weather Service says Tuesday's storm has the potential to clobber the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast with even more than that. The storm has grounded thousands of flights, closed government offices in the nation's capital and given students another day off after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

The storm stretches 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts. It's hitting hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston, creating perilous drives for millions of motorists.

The National Weather Service says 15.5 inches of snow has fallen in Manalapan, N.J. Parts of Maryland have 11. New York City has 10. Near Philadelphia's airport there's 15.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- If you're planning on catching a plane Tuesday, you may want to call ahead.

According to FlightAware.com, more than 1,500 flights have been canceled since Monday due to an incoming winter storm.

Six to ten inches of snow is expected to fall in some cities in the Northeast. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New York City from noon Tuesday until Wednesday morning.

As of Monday night, flights at the Dane County Regional Airport were running as scheduled. Up-to-date arrival and departure information is available on their website.

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