A vast, heavy winter storm that dumped record-shattering snow on Chicago and the Midwest was making for a messy Monday in New York City and Boston, crippling airports and hindering the recovery from last week's blizzard.
Millions of Americans were in the path of the storm, which was already delivering snow in New England before dawn even as it continued to pummel the Midwest and Ohio.
Appropriately enough for Groundhog Day, many snow-wearied areas of the Northeast and New England were getting their third hit of powder in little over a week.
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"The morning commute is going to be disastrous," Weather Channel lead forecaster Kevin Roth said. "Boston will have a bad evening commute as well, but New York City should be done by the evening."
More than 2,300 flights were already canceled Monday, according to Flightaware, with Chicago O'Hare, Newark, Boston and New York La Guardia among the worst affected.
School was canceled for Monday in Chicago and Boston, and snow emergencies were declared for much of New England, NECN reported.
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