had the option to work from home.
Repeated winter storms are taking a toll on schools and families, as snow-related cancellations left parents scrambling to find child-care options and administrators looking at making up lost days by extending classes into the summer.
About 1,000 U.S flights were canceled and another roughly 240 were delayed early on Friday morning, said flight-tracking website FlightAware.com.
The weather also slowed business for flower shops banking on big day of deliveries on Friday for Valentine's Day.
Stefan Handl, a co-owner of the Harlem Flo flower shop in Manhattan, said the huge storm "isn't making our life easier, that's for sure." (1 inch = 2.54 cm)