75 million Americans bracing for biggest winter storm in years

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WASHINGTON, DC – The big one’s coming, and Washington, DC’s mayor says her city is ready for what may be the biggest snow storm to hit them in a long time.

A third-grade teacher in Strawberry Plains, TN, wants the weather to be so bad that schools have to close. (“If I have to keep my students inside one more time for recess, gonna lose my mind.”) She even made a music video about it that’s starting to go viral.

The folks around Nashville probably don’t share her feelings, especially the ones who got caught on Interstate 40 that was shut down because of the weather.

The National Weather Service predicts that some areas will get up to three feet of snow between now and Sunday.

There will be ice with that, along with heavy winds that could bring down trees and power lines.

About 75 million residents are in the storm's path. Three states and Washington DC have declared states of emergency.

Schools, businesses, and the government offices from the Carolinas to New England closed early to let employees get home. North Carolina has seen several fatal accidents caused by snow and ice.

Millions of airline passengers are making new plans after the cancellation of thousands of flights in the affected areas. Some airports will be closed through Saturday.

And the NBA postponed games in Philly and DC because teams there play outside.

No, not really. They want everyone to stay home and stay safe.