The winter-weary Northeast is getting slammed by snow, rain and sleet today, part of a devastating storm system making its way up the East Coast.
More than six inches of snow was reported around Washington, D.C., overnight, and snowfall totals in western Virginia topped 10 inches. In New York City, snow fell at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour early this morning.
Up to six inches fell in Delaware and southern New Jersey before switching over to light rain.
The precipitation is expected to tonight or early Friday.
Winter storm watches, warnings or advisories remain in effect for 19 states, from Alabama to Maine.
The storm has already resulted in 14 deaths and knocked out power to over 800,000 homes and businesses across the South, leaving streets gridlocked and filled with abandoned cars.
More than 5,600 Thursday flights were canceled nationwide by 11 a.m. because of the storm, according to FlightAware.com.
Crews at Richmond International Airport used a 22-foot-long plow blade -- about twice as wide as a standard highway snowplow -- to clear snow from the runway.
Before the storm pushed northward, it glazed the South with snow and freezing rain.
The situation in North Carolina was eerily similar to what happened in Atlanta a few weeks ago: As snow started to fall around midday, everyone left work at the same time, despite warnings from officials to stay home altogether because the storm would move in quickly.
"It seemed like every other car was getting stuck, fishtailing, trying to move forward," said Caitlin Palmieri, who drove two blocks from her job at a crafts store in downtown Raleigh before getting stuck. She left her car behind and walked back to work.
Soo Keith, of Raleigh, left work about a little after noon, thinking she would have plenty of time to get home before the worst of the snow hit.
Instead, Keith drove a few miles in about two hours and decided to park and start walking.
"My face is all frozen, my glasses are all frozen, my hair is all frozen," the mother of two and former Chicago resident said as she walked the final mile to her house. "I know how to drive in the snow. But this storm came on suddenly and everyone was leaving work at the same time. I don't think anybody did anything wrong. The weather just hit quickly."
ABC News' Samantha Wnek and Matt Hosford and The Associated Press contributed to this report.Also Read