NE TO SEE SWEEP OF SNOW/COLD
Forecasters say that tough travel conditions, especially in the US Northeast, are ahead of the season's first arctic blast, like the recent snowstorm that pummeled the Midwest and left at least two dead.The cold front that dumped more than 10 inches (25 cm) of snow on northern Illinois has prompted winter storm warnings and advisories as it also brings sleet and rain to New England and parts of the Middle Atlantic states, the National Weather Service said.
AccuWeather, a private forecaster, said 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 cm) of snow were expected to snarl travel in northern New York and New England. Local accumulations could be higher. Conditions were expected to improve late on Monday as the system moves through the region. FlightAware, which tracks air travel, said almost 300 U.S. flights had been canceled on Monday after 1,800 were grounded on Sunday, mostly at Chicago's two main airports.Authorities in Michigan said two men, ages 55 and 70, had died on Sunday after using blowing machines to clear snow. The deaths took place in separate incidents in Canton and Rochester Hills, outside Detroit, and the causes were under investigation.