(NEW YORK) — Sections of the country face tricky travel conditions and bitter cold Tuesday morning after a major storm that’s being blamed for at least 16 deaths.
Temperatures dipped into the single digits and teens across the Northeast and Midwest overnight, with snow and slush still coating roadways.
The storm brought more than a foot and a half of snow in some areas, including 19 inches of snow in Chicago, and 18 inches expected in northeastern Maine.
New England was buried in snow, a brutal repeat of last week’s wintry conditions. Millions of people are digging out Tuesday.
In Delaware County, Pennsylvania, strong winds knocked a tree onto the road, killing a driver.
Train travelers also faced troublesome commutes. On Long Island in New York, the tracks were deliberately set on fire to stop them from freezing over. Outside Chicago, 70 passengers were stranded after an Amtrak train stalled, finally reaching the destination nearly six hours later.
In Boston, some train commuters were stuck for nearly two hours because of an outage.
The snow also postponed the victory parade for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, with the celebration now scheduled for Wednesday.
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