January 16, 1999 |
Snow and freezing rain Friday put a hard-shell finish on the East, causing deadly highway accidents, backing up airline flights, knocking out power and giving federal government workers the option to take the day off. "Snow, sleet, hail, ice, rain, floods," James Ellis of New Rochelle, N.Y., said, trying to remember all the weather he had seen in 48 hours. "Slush, frozen slush, snowmelt. Lots of branches down. Ice, did I say ice?"