Will East Coast blizzard shut down business, NYC, Wall Street?

In many areas of the country it has been unseasonably warm, but a massive blizzard predicted for the Northeast might wreak havoc with national business on Friday and through the weekend.

The Associated Press is reporting that, "A blizzard of potentially mammoth proportions threatened to strike the Northeast with a vengeance Friday, with up to 2 feet of snow feared along the densely populated Interstate 95 corridor from the New York City area to Boston and beyond."

What can a business do to prepare? Stay home.

Residents from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia up to Boston and even Maine are rushing out to stores to buy extra food, bottled water and other items.

Road crews are on call- and have already started preparing to salt and sand roads and highways.

Even though the storm hasn't hit yet, many cities have already declared disasters and canceled city business and shools, including Boston, Providence, Rhode Island and Hartford, Connecticut.

Several national airlines have also canceled or re-routed flights. More than 2,600 flights have been nixed in the Northeast, which is sure to affect air traffic across the country.

Some good coverage of the impending storm is via CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/07/us/northeast-blizzard/index.html