(CNN) - East Coasters are greeting the latest winter storm to roar from the nation's midsection Wednesday with dismay and delight. Following a record-setting weekend blizzard in Washington, the storm is expected to dump more snow - and, for the likes of Richard Bahar, more misery. Bahar's tutoring business had to cancel classes for the week, which has meant refunds and rescheduling. "It's a total mess," Bahar said Wednesday morning. "Most of my business colleagues are sitting at home all week."
But for many students such as Hadass Kogan, the snow days are a welcome respite from the rigors of graduate school. "It's been really refreshing to get time off," said Kogan, a second-year student at George Washington University Law School. "I still have plenty of schoolwork to catch up on."
The winter storm barreled in from the Midwest, where it kept cars off streets and planes off runways in cities such as Chicago, Illinois, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. It moved into Washington on Tuesday night and swooped toward New York. The storm is expected to dump up to 10 inches of snow in Washington, up to 20 inches in New York and up to 22 inches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Washington, D.C. has spent the past few days digging itself out from a record snowfall over the weekend. By Tuesday night, some city streets were again impassable. "The Potomac River is frozen, the George Washington Parkway a sheet of snowy ice," Bahar said. "It looks more like St. Petersburg, Russia."
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