Hurricanes-Flyers game postponed due to snow

Braydon Coburn and Chad LaRose battle along the boards at the Wells Fargo Center on February 9,...

Braydon Coburn and Chad LaRose battle along the boards at the Wells Fargo Center on February 9, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images/AFP)

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Severe weather in the Northeast led to the postponement of the Carolina Hurricanes' game at the Flyers on Tuesday after Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter declared a snow emergency for the city beginning at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday.

A strong winter storm dumped one to two inches of snow per hour during the day Tuesday, with high winds and bitter temperatures expected to arrive along with the potential for a foot of snow in some areas.

"We ask our citizens and businesses to use extreme caution in your decision making in being out over the course of the next 24 hours," Nutter said at an afternoon press conference in which he announced all Philadelphia schools will be closed Wednesday.

Nutter ordered all cars to be removed from approximately 100 miles of snow emergency routes around the area.

No makeup date was immediately announced. The Hurricanes were scheduled to remain in Philadelphia overnight before traveling to Buffalo on Wednesday in preparation for Thursday night's game against the Sabres. The Flyers are next scheduled to play at the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell also issued statewide emergencies.


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