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REPORTS: Cancellations and severe storms stretch the East Coast as blizzard strengthens

The following is a compilation of storm and news reports of severe storms and snow from Thursday, Jan. 21 and Friday, Jan. 22. For up-to-date coverage of the blizzard impacting the Northeast, click here.


9:48 a.m. EST Saturday: Emergency management in York County, Pennsylvania reporting multiple disabled vehicles in the region.

9:40 a.m. EST Saturday: Thundersnow as seen from the International Space Station:

9:04 a.m. EST Saturday: Floodwaters surround a car in the North Wildwood, New Jersey, area.

8:45 a.m. EST Saturday: A 40-mile backup has left vehicles stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike up to 10 hours.

8:24 a.m. EST Saturday: As much as 3-6 inches of snow has been reported across Allegheny County.

(Twitter Photo/@DaveDiCello)

8:17 a.m. EST Saturday: A fire department in Massapequa, New York on Long reported a foot of snow.

8:10 a.m. EST Saturday: Snow drifts in the Frederick, Maryland, area:

8:00 a.m. EST Saturday: All airlines have cancelled service at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Saturday.

7:36 a.m. EST Saturday: The Delaware River in Lewes, Delaware, now at major flood stage.

7:35 a.m. EST Saturday: A 75 mph wind gust was reported at Dewey Beach, Delaware.

7:14 a.m. EST Saturday: A NWS trained spotter reported 18 inches of snow at Garrett Park, Maryland, a suburb of the of DC area.

6:57 a.m. EST Saturday: Duquesne University men's basketball team has been stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for more than 9 hours, the university said.

6:44 a.m. EST Saturday: More than 160,000 North Carolina customers are without power at this hour as a result of the winter storm, utilities report.

6:32 a.m. EST Saturday: No flights expected Saturday at Reagan National Airport, Washington, D.C., the airport said on its Twitter feed.

6:30 a.m. EST Saturday: About 3,600 customers are without power in southeastern Pennsylvania, utilities report.

6:12 a.m. EST Saturday: Over 1 foot of snow has fallen at the Dulles Airport, Washington, D.C.

6:10 a.m. EST Saturday: NASA Commander Scott Kelly photographed the blizzard from the International Space Station.

5:29 a.m. EST Saturday: 85-mph gust clocked at Assateague Island, Maryland, MesoWest reports.

5:08 a.m. EST Saturday: Washington, D.C., residents are reminded to shovel out fire hydrants in case of emergencies.

4:54 a.m. EST Saturday: Travel problems at Interstate 95/495 in Prince George's County, Maryland, state officials said.

4:49 a.m. EST Saturday: Disruptive travel conditions continue across Virginia.

4:43 a.m. EST Saturday: Drifting snow occurring on Maryland state roads.

4:41 a.m. EST Saturday: Blizzard conditions from New York City to Washington, D.C., are underway with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour with gusts over 35 mph, AccuWeather Meteorologist Mike Doll said.

4:38 a.m. EST Saturday: Snow at Times Square, New York, EarthCamwebcam shows.

4:21 a.m. EST Saturday: Heavy snow, thunder, sleet and blowing snow at BWI Airport.

4:13 a.m. EST Saturday: Snowy travel on FDR Drive in Manhattan, 511NY webcam shows.

4:06 a.m. EST Saturday: More than 3,400 flights are canceled so far on Saturday as a result of the blizzard, FlightStats reports.

4:00 a.m. EST Saturday: White-out conditions on U.S. Route 30 near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, PennDOT webcam shows.

3:50 a.m. EST Saturday: Very low visibility on Interstate 81 at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, PennDOT webcam shows.

3:34 a.m. EST Saturday: About 2,300 customers are without power in southern Maryland, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency reported.

3:31 a.m. EST Saturday: It continues to snow in Fairfax, Virginia, where as much as 1 foot of snow has fallen.

3:21 a.m. EST Saturday: Blizzard conditions occurring in Philadelphia.

3:17 a.m. EST Saturday: 55-mph gust off Delaware Bay near Cape May, New Jersey, the National Data Buoy Center reports.

3:11 a.m. EST Saturday: Snowy travel on Interstate 99 at State College, Pennsylvania, where there is a 45-mph speed restriction.

2:55 a.m. EST Saturday: The Pennsylvania Turnpike is blocked from Donegal to Bedford due to disabled vehicles, the turnpike said.

2:44 a.m. EST Saturday: Snow band approaching Long Island and New York City from the south could produce rates of more than 2 inches per hour, AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said.

2:39 a.m. EST Saturday: 7.4 inches of snow at Laurel, Delaware, according to the Delaware Environmental Observing System.

2:35 a.m. EST Saturday: Winter storm contributing to current high tides between 2 to 4 feet above normal on the Chesapeake Bay.

2:30 a.m. EST Saturday: Snow plowing has stopped until 10 a.m. Saturday in Aberdeen, Maryland, city police said.

2:18 a.m. EST Saturday: 14 inches of snow has fallen in Roaring Spring, south of Altoona, Pennsylvania, NWS-trained spotter reports.

2:06 a.m. EST Saturday: Snow depth around Washington, D.C.: Dulles Airport, 10 inches; Reagan National, 8 inches; and BWI Airport, 8 inches, the National Weather Service reports.

2:02 a.m. EST Saturday: 45-mph speed restriction on Interstate 80 from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to Pennsylvania/New Jersey state line, PennDOT reports.

2:00 a.m. EST Saturday: Skier takes advantage of Washington, D.C., blizzard, according to extreme snow chaser and meteorologist Reed Timmer.

1:53 a.m. EST Saturday: 25-mph speed restriction on the Burlington Bristol Bridge at Burlington, New Jersey.

1:48 a.m. EST Saturday: Major power outages in Wake County, North Carolina, county officials said.

1:46 a.m. EST Saturday: Travel problems continue on Interstate 81 in Virginia.

1:39 a.m. EST Saturday: Heavy snow falling in Washington, D.C., extreme snow chaser and meteorologist Reed Timmer said.

1:36 a.m. EST Saturday: Poor visibility around Washington, D.C., including the Beltway near the American Legion Bridge.

1:25 a.m. EST Saturday: More than 1,000 Maryland customers, especially in the southern part of the state, are without electricity, the state's Emergency Management Agency reported.

1:23 a.m. EST Saturday: Over 9 inches of snow/sleet has fallen at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

1:20 a.m. EST Saturday: Snow-clearing efforts continue in Washington, D.C.

1:11 a.m. EST Saturday: About 147,000 Duke Energy customers are without power in North Carolina, the utility reports.

1:02 a.m. EST Saturday: 75-mph wind gust clocked at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, MesoWest reports.

12:41 a.m. EST Saturday: Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour possible across the lower Susquehanna River Valley in Pennsylvania, AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said.

12:09 a.m. EST Saturday: Snow falling at the Hudson County Extension Interchange at Jersey City, New Jersey, 511NY webcam shows.

11:52 p.m. EST Friday: Traffic delays due to stuck tractor-trailers in Nitro, West Virginia, Kanawha County officials said.

11:38 p.m. EST Friday: About 10,000 Virginia customers are without power at this time as a result of the winter storm, utilities report.

11:24 p.m. EST Friday: Virginia State Police were kept very busy Friday with about 1,000 vehicle crashes.

11:21 p.m. EST Friday: Tractor-trailers stuck on Interstate 77 near Charleston, West Virginia.

11:18 p.m. EST Friday: Snow plows continue to work in Baltimore.

11:10 p.m. EST Friday: Two people were rescued after falling into the Inner Harbor, Baltimore emergency officials said.

11:08 p.m. EST Friday: BWI Airport operations have been halted due to weather.

10:57 p.m. EST Friday: Snowy travel on the Beltway, west of Connecticut Avenue, Maryland DOT webcam shows.

10:50 p.m. EST Friday: 13 inches of snow has fallen in Renick, West Virginia, where it is still snowing, NWS-trained spotter reports.

10:48 p.m. EST Friday: 12 inches of snow has fallen 2 miles north of Lone Star in Botetourt County, Virginia, NWS-trained spotter reports.

10:40 p.m. EST Friday: North Carolina road crews dealing with equipment breakdowns as they work to clear state highways, the state's Department of Transportation said.

10:31 p.m. EST Friday: More than 122,000 Duke Energy customers without power in North Carolina, the utility said.

10:25 p.m. EST Friday: Heavy snow is falling in Altoona, Pennsylvania, according to PennDOT webcam.

10:13 p.m. EST Friday: At least 3 inches of snowfall reported in Lincoln, Delaware, so far on Friday.

9:47 p.m. EST Friday: Extreme snow chaser and meteorologist Reed Timmer continues to fight the elements to provide the latest on the storm in Washington D.C.

Reed Timmer on scene in DC for #Blizzard2016!

Posted by AccuWeather.com on Friday, January 22, 2016

9:41 p.m. EST Friday: Snow is piling up about near Purcellville, Virginia:

8:47 p.m. EST Friday: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency.

8:31 p.m. EST Friday: Snowy travel around southwestern Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.

8:22 p.m. EST Friday: Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer is reporting live from Washington, D.C.:

Reed Timmer live in DC blizzard!

Posted by AccuWeather.com on Friday, January 22, 2016

8:09 p.m. EST Friday:More than 14,000 Duke Energy customers are without power in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area:

VIDEO: Power explosions in North Carolina neighborhood

7:55 p.m. EST Friday: A playful pup got to experience the blizzard at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C.:

7:49 p.m. EST Friday: Up to 11 inches of snow reported in Charleston, West Virginia:

7:34 p.m. EST Friday: Virginia State Police responded to more than 800 traffic accidents amid the snowstorm on Friday. More than 600 abandoned vehicles were found across the state.

One weather-related fatality was reported in Chesapeake on Friday afternoon, police said.

7:18 p.m. EST Friday: A NWS trained spotter reports 4.5 inches of snow in Fairfax County, Virginia.

7:08 p.m. EST Friday: Up to 6 inches of snow reported in Fauquier County, Virginia, just west of Washington, D.C, according to a NWS trained spotter.

7:03 p.m. EST Friday: Crews are working to clear snow at Baltimore/Washington International Airport:

7:02 p.m. EST Friday: According to FlightStats, more than 4,000 flights have been canceled in the U.S. so far.

6:58 p.m. EST Friday: Accumulating snow is making for a serene setting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

6:45 p.m. EST Friday: Social media users across the country are talking about the blizzard:

6:17 p.m. EST Friday: Hazardous road conditions reported across Kentucky:

6:00 p.m. EST Friday: Evan Myers has an update on the blizzard and the impacts it will bring:

Blizzard gets underway tonight

5:45 p.m. EST Friday: More than 101,000 Duke Energy customers are without power in North Carolina the utility reports. There are nearly 2,000 active outages in the state.

5:37 p.m. EST Friday: A preliminary daily record snowfall of 14.5 inches was set at Jackson, Kentucky, today. The previous record of 1.6 inches was set in 2005.

5:05 p.m. EST Friday: Extreme snow chaser and meteorologist Reed Timmer provides an update on the conditions on the ground around the nation's capital:

Live on-foot blizzard coverage from DC

Posted by AccuWeather.com on Friday, January 22, 2016

5:00 p.m. EST Friday A record snowfall of 10.6 inches has fallen in Asheville, North Carolina, today. The previous record was 8.8 inches set in 1987.

4:50 p.m. EST Friday: A look at Interstate 85 in Gaston County, North Carolina.

4:31 p.m. EST Friday: The Philadelphia Streets Department is requesting that pedestrians move their cars from snow emergency routes.

4:08 p.m. EST Friday: Snow continues to fall around Washington D.C.

3:53 p.m. EST Friday: The Philadelphia 76ers home game against the Boston Celtics has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday.

3:31 p.m. EST Friday: Residents who are able to safely provide images and videos of the storm can submit them below:

3:02 p.m. EST Friday: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has declared a state of emergency.

2:35 p.m. EST Friday: At least seven states have issued state of emergency declarations as the blizzard strengthens. Learn more about what a state of emergency entails:

What does a state of emergency mean?

2:23 p.m. EST Friday: The FAA is reminding air travelers to check their flight status even if they don't live in an area where it is snowing.

2:03 p.m. EST Friday: The Washington Capitals vs. Anaheim Ducks game originally schedule for Friday night is now postponed due to the storm. A makeup date will be announced soon, the Capitals said.

1:26 p.m. EST Friday: United is suspending all flights at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday. Flights are expected to resume on Sunday.

1:03 p.m. EST Friday: Snow is beginning to fall across the Washington, D.C., area.

"Snow will quickly develop in the Washington D.C., area through 2 p.m. and will become heavy during the afternoon before continuing into the evening," AccuWeather Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said. "Road conditions will rapidly deteriorate this afternoon and evening as snowfall rates approach 1-2 inches per hour."

12:10 p.m. EST Friday: More than 2,100 Nashville Electric Service customers are without power in the area.

12:07 p.m. EST Friday: More than 9,700 Entergy Arkansas customers are without power across the state, the utility reports.

11:31 a.m. EST Friday: Memphis, Tennessee, received enough snow on Friday morning for this message:

10:54 a.m. EST Friday: A truck jackknifed east of downtown Nashville on a snow-covered road:

10:40 a.m. EST Friday: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCroy reiterated that residents should stay off the roads during the snowstorm. Department of Highways has responded to more than 800 calls for assistance and has found between 25 and 30 abandoned vehicles. McCroy announced two more weather-related fatalities, bringing the storm total up to four in North Carolina.

10:23 a.m. EST Friday: NOAA satellites captured a look at the storm as it approaches the East Coast:

10:12 a.m. EST Friday: Road conditions are deteriorating in Charlotte as sleet hits the region:

9:59 a.m. EST Friday: United announced it will suspend flights to Washington Dulles and other mid-Atlantic airports starting at 4 p.m. EST Friday due to the storm.

9:53 a.m. EST Friday: An accident was reported amid icy conditions in Johnston County, North Carolina, involving a tractor trailer:

9:29 a.m. EST Friday: Snow-covered roads are making for hazardous travel in the Nashville area:

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9:27 a.m. EST Friday: More than 800 Nashville Electric Service customers are without power around the city, the utility reports.

9:19 a.m. EST Friday: Six inches of snow reported in Spartanburg, South Carolina, according to a NWS employee.

8:55 a.m. EST Friday: Snow is covering Bank of America Stadium, home to the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday for the NFC Championship:

8:14 a.m. EST Friday: Philadelphia International Airport announced all flights have been canceled for Saturday, Jan. 23.

8:02 a.m. EST Friday: Snow is coating roadways near Nashville, Tennessee:

7:09 a.m. EST Friday: Snow is piling up in Little Rock, Arkansas:

7:05 a.m. EST Friday: The Kentucky Department of Highways reports up to a half inch of sleet in Pulaski County.

6:57 a.m. EST Friday: Snow is accumulating in the Charlotte, North Carolina area:

6:45 a.m. EST Friday: More than 2,500 Duke Energy customers are without power across North Carolina, the utility reports.

5:53 a.m. EST Friday: Record snowfall has fallen already on Friday in Little Rock, Arkansas.

5:22 a.m. EST Friday: Disruptive travel conditions reported in Charlotte, North Carolina, by its city manager.

5:17 a.m. EST Friday: Damage reported from overnight storms in Milton, Florida.

5:13 a.m. EST Friday: Government offices in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, are closed due to the winter storm.

4:34 a.m. EST Friday: Virginia state crews continue to work on clearing and treating highways as the storm advances into the mid-Atlantic states.

4:32 a.m. EST Friday: Snow continues to fall in the Hickory, North Carolina, area.

4:18 a.m. EST Friday: Ice on power lines in the Trumann, Arkansas, area, according to Craighead Electric Cooperative.

3:55 a.m. EST Friday: Icy travel conditions occurring in northwest Mississippi.

3:45 a.m. EST Friday: About 13,000 Entergy Arkansas customers are without power due to winter storm, the utility reports.

3:33 a.m. EST Friday: Snowy travel on Interstate 81 at Atkins, Virginia, Virginia DOT webcam shows.

3:00 a.m. EST Friday: Snow is falling north of Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina.

2:58 a.m. EST Friday: Slippery road conditions beginning in southwest Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation reports.

2:40 a.m. EST Friday: More than 3,100 flights have been canceled in the United States so far for Friday, with almost half of those at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, FlightStats reports.

2:28 a.m. EST Friday: More than 7,000 Gulf Power customers are without power on the Florida Panhandle after storms, the utility said.

2:00 a.m. EST Friday: "Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible across southeast Alabama and the Florida Panhandle," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said.

1:54 a.m. EST Friday: Since 11:21 p.m. CST Thursday, 2.5 inches of snow have fallen at the NWS office in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

1:30 a.m. EST Friday: As a line of storms moved through the area, a 73-mph wind gust clocked at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida.

1:24 a.m. EST Friday: Freezing rain has changed over to snow in Asheville, North Carolina.

1:11 a.m. EST Friday: "Light rain has started in Charlotte, North Carolina, where there will be an ice storm on Friday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said.

1:04 a.m. EST Friday: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin orders all state government offices to close on Friday.

12:42 a.m. EST Friday: Precipitation has changed over to snow in Little Rock, Arkansas.

12:22 a.m. EST Friday: Icy spots reported on roads in the Asheville, North Carolina, area, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said.

12:03 a.m. EST Friday: "Northern Tennessee to southern Kentucky could see freezing rain changing over to snow into Friday morning," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said.

12:00 a.m. EST Friday: Sleet is falling at Marion and Old Fort, North Carolina, emergency management reports.

11:50 p.m. EST Thursday: Freezing rain causing travel disruptions in Jonesboro, Arkansas, police report.

11:22 p.m. EST Thursday: United States government offices closing at noon Friday in Washington, D.C., area, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management said.

10:59 p.m. EST Thursday: Power lines and large tree branches downed in Grand Bay, Alabama, law enforcement reports.

10:50 p.m. EST Thursday: Tennessee declares a state of emergency due to winter storm, according to the state's Emergency Management Agency.

10:47 p.m. EST Thursday: At least 2,500 Arkansas electric customers are without service due to winter storm, utilities report.

10:39 p.m. EST Thursday: More than 3,500 customers in Mississippi are without electricity after storms, utilities report.

10:31 p.m. EST Thursday: Storm damage shown in Lamar County, Mississippi.

10:13 p.m. EST Thursday: University of Mississippi advises students to delay travel until at least Saturday due to winter storm.

10:08 p.m. EST Thursday: Freezing rain beginning to fall in Little Rock, Arkansas.

10:04 p.m. EST Thursday: Signs of winter preparation are seen on Virginia roads.

9:18 p.m. EST Thursday: Possible tornado damage reported in Lamar County, Mississippi, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi.

8:45 p.m. EST Thursday: Nearly 2,500 U.S. flights have been canceled for Friday, according to FlightStats.

8:21 p.m. EST Thursday: Amtrak said it will be modifying its schedule in the Northeast due to the winter storm.

7:33 p.m. EST Thursday: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has issued a new state of emergency which now includes 21 counties. The state of emergency will last through Sunday, Jan. 24, at midnight.

6:31 p.m. EST Thursday: The NHL game between the Washington Capitals and Anaheim Ducks scheduled for Friday night has been changed from 7 p.m. to 5 p.m. in light of the changes to the Metro schedule.

6:28 p.m. EST Thursday: The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has declared a level three state of emergency ahead of the winter storm.

5:45 p.m. EST Thursday: Several college basketball games scheduled to be played in Philadelphia this weekend have been rescheduled.

5:25 p.m. EST Thursday: The Philadelphia Police Department creatively requested that residents not save parking spots during the snowstorm.

A snow storm is coming..and you know what that means. Soon, people everywhere will be using cones, lawn chairs,...

Posted by Philadelphia Police Department on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

4:35 p.m. EST Thursday: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that Metro rail and bus service in the Washington, D.C., area will suspend operations on Friday and remain closed through the weekend.

"This is not a storm that anyone should take lightly, and I would urge all residents to plan to get to a safe place before the storm arrives Friday afternoon," Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld said in a statement. "The actions we are taking today are all in the interest of our customers' and employees' safety, and will help us return to service once the storm passes and the snow is cleared."

4:11 p.m. EST Thursday: Another look at the barren shelves at grocery stores in Washington, D.C.

3:46 p.m. EST Thursday: All American Airlines flights scheduled for Friday at Charlotte Douglas International Airport have been canceled, The Charlotte Observer reports.

3:16 p.m. EST Thursday: The University of Maryland has postponed classes ahead of the blizzard.

2:58 p.m. EST Thursday: Fairfax County, Virginia, public schools will be closed on Friday.

2:27 p.m. EST Thursday: Road crews are getting ready for the storm in Virginia. Motorists are urged to stay off the roads.

2:01 p.m. EST Thursday: Duke Energy announced more than 1,300 power line workers are traveling from Florida to the Carolinas to work during the storm.

1:49 p.m. EST Thursday: More than 4 inches of snow reported in Tucker County, West Virginia, according an NWS observer.

1:15 p.m. EST Thursday: Residents around the Washington, D.C., area are clearing out grocery stores before the storm hits:

12:58 p.m. EST Thursday: United announced travel waivers for customers at more than 30 airports across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic that may be affected by the storm. More details can be found here.

12:38 p.m. EST Thursday: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency in order to respond to state needs as soon as possible during the storm.

12:18 p.m. EST Thursday: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm, effective 7 a.m. Friday.

At a press conference, he said road crews will begin pre-treating roads on Thursday.

11:41 a.m. EST Thursday: In advance of the storm, now is the time to take proper precautions. Stock up on food, water and batteries. Watch the video below for more tips:

How to prepare for the snowstorm

10:56 a.m. EST Thursday: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency in advance of the storm.

He said the storm caused two fatalities on Wednesday night, one in Stokes County and the other in Forsyth County.

10:40 a.m. EST Thursday: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency for the city beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

In a press conference, she apologized for an "inadequate response" to the small snow event on Wednesday that caused severe travel problems around the city.

"We're preparing for a blizzard," Bowser said. "We're working very hard not only to be responsive to the predictions but to be nimble enough to respond to any changes."

Public schools will be closed on Friday.

She encouraged residents and commuters to get home as early as possible on Friday and to avoid roads on Saturday.

"Sunday will be a major cleanup day," she said, adding that efforts will continue into Monday as well.

8:15 a.m. EST Thursday: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency as of 8:00 a.m., authorizing state agencies to assist local governments in response to the impending storm. More information on the state's actions and what citizens should do to prepare can be found in the press release.

8:00 a.m. EST Thursday: In response to the winter weather across the Northeast, Delta Airlines is permitting a one-time change to all tickets for flights traveling to, from or through various eastern cities. The airline is also vowing to issue refunds for flights canceled or significantly delayed. A full list of affected locations can be found here.