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All hands on deck for upcoming storm

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -
The Northeast is bracing for a major winter storm. Shovels and snowblowers are flying off the shelves as people prepare. Southern New England will get slammed the hardest. But parts of our region might get up to 20 inches of snow. "The East Coast is expecting a significant amount of snow," said Stephen Gragg, from Burlington Airport.

Get used to hearing 'canceled' during this storm report. More than 30 flights at the Burlington Airport are cancelled. Before the first snow flake fell. "We have several pre-cancellations that we are looking at to Newark, Chicago, JKF, pretty much across the board," said Gragg.

You can't get there by train. Amtrak cancelled Vermonter service to Springfield, Massachusetts. Classes cancelled. Dozens of daycares and schools across the region closed due to the impending storm.

The state's largest utility has crews ready. And tree trimmers lined up. But since light fluffy snow is expected, utilities say that's unlikely to take down trees and powerlines. They worry more about cars crashing into poles during storms like this. Road crews will try to keep up as the snow comes down.
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