Millions of Americans faced a rough morning commute Wednesday as forecasters warned up to two inches of snow would be falling by dawn in some areas.
A huge band of the country was under a winter storm warning by 4 a.m. ET—stretching from central Illinois to northern New York and Maine. Parts of New England could get as much as two feet of snow by late Thursday, The Weather Channel said.
The morning commute was expected to be trickiest in Detroit, Mich., and Cleveland, Ohio, where as much as eight inches of snow was expected on Wednesday. The storm was due to reach New England by the afternoon.
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"I'll be very frank about this: Conditions will be atrocious for the Wednesday morning rush hour," said Paul Gross, meteorologist and executive producer of weather at NBC station WDIV.