Deadly US storm snarls post Christmas travel
CHICAGO (AFP) - A massive winter storm system that whipped up tornadoes, ice and snow from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes and killed at least three people on Christmas was moving slowly eastward on Wednesday.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled and people were warned to stay home rather than brave the strong winds, freezing temperatures and treacherous roads.
The National Weather service warned of "dangerous travel conditions due to snow and ice covered roads" and said the weight of ice and snow could knock down power lines and trees.
It forecast up to 46 centimetres of snow from New York state up to Maine and warned of freezing rain and tornadoes all the way down to the Carolinas.