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Canceled flights, delayed trains and icy roads as the winter storm moves east



Amtrak announced a modified service for more than 20 trains on Sunday due to inclement weather after hiring service for six trains on Saturday.

Snow and wind resulted in the cancellation of more than 650 flights at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago Saturday, resulting in an average delay of 50 minutes, the airport said. At the John F. Kennedy International Airport, the crews worked on Saturday night to keep the runways clean, the airport said as it tore the passengers to confirm their upcoming flights with airlines.

JetBlue announced that it had proactively canceled around 770 flights per Monday.
Two people were killed and two injured in a car accident on a snowy, slippery road in Kohler, Wisconsin, on late Friday night, according to CNN affiliate WDJT.

The four had been in a vehicle that hit WDJT a tree The police are still investigating the cause of the accident, reports WDJT.

"Moderate to Heavy Snow"

  Snow Safety until Monday.

Winter storm warnings and winter weather warnings were in force on Sunday morning across much of the country from the Ohio Valley and the central Appalachian Mountains to the northern central Atlantic and northeast, according to the National Weather Service.

The Winter Storm is expected to fall on Sunday morning through the upper Ohio Valley to northwest Pennsylvania and into the interior of New York and New England, the NWS said.

During the snowfall in the Ohio Valley and Central Appalachians during the day, heavy snow – in some areas even 1-2 inches – will continue in parts of New York and New England until Sunday evening, said the weather service.

New York City can expect co It would rain, and Boston will see a mix of heavy, wet snow, sleet and ice all morning, said CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam.

A Weekend of Advice

The storm has brought tough conditions through the Midwest and East Coast this weekend.

Following a forecast of more than half an inch of freezing rain between North New Jersey and South New England, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency from Saturday noon. He urged local residents to stay away from the streets and prepare for potential power outages.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on trucks and buses on most highways in the state, starting at 3 pm. Saturday.

On Saturday, more than 100 million people from Missouri to Maine were given a kind of winter storm watch, warning or advice.

"Some of the season's coldest temperatures"

The National Weather Service said that the Midwest and East Coast can expect "some of the season's coldest temperatures on Monday morning."

It is expected that temperatures in some areas will drop so quickly that moisture on the ground or surrounding objects is likely to freeze.

The highs on Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri, where the chiefs will receive the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, will take place in the 1920s.

The extreme cold will follow the storm and advance to the rest of the eastern United States on Monday.

Boston's expected peak on Monday is 11 degrees and New York City will peak at 14 degrees. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency warns residents that the wind could drop 20 degrees below zero on early Monday.

It is expected that this Arctic air will flow to Florida in the south of the country next week and most of the air will leave continental European countries with below-average temperatures.

Kelly McCleary and Judson Jones of CNN contributed to this report.


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