Record snowfalls leave commuters in the cold
Record snowfalls slammed the Midwest on Sunday before heading toward the East Coast, bringing a wintry mix of sleet and snow on Monday morning across the coast.
From Indiana to Maine, 69 million Americans remain under winter storm warnings or advisories and infrastructure felt the effects of the storm, with thousands of flights cancelled, thousands without power, and school closures leaving parents scrambling.
In Chicago, the winter storm deemed “Linus” by The Weather Channel, is the fifth worst storm to ever hit the city; on Sunday, 16.2 inches fell on Sunday, a daily snowfall record. In Detroit, 13.7 inches fell, the heaviest daily snowfall the Motor City has seen in 40 years. In the Midwest alone, at least 2,000 flights were cancelled and the Chicago Public Schools were closed for Monday.
Inbound flights to the Northeast saw many cancellations around the country, as New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine felt the brunt of the storm, which brought snow north of Manhattan and sleet and rain south of it.
By 5 p.m. ET the storm is expected to be isolated to northern New England, but temperatures are expected to drop into the teens tonight, risking flash freezing and icy conditions in the path of the storm.