Snow Storm Heads for Northeast

Two deaths blamed on storm that dumped up to 15 inches in Midwest
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted Dec 16, 2007 7:54 AM CST
Traffic moves slowly along US 421 north of Westville, Ind., Saturday Dec. 15, 2007. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in effect from 7 a.m. EST Saturday to 1 p.m. EST Sunday across...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A storm that dumped up to 15 inches of snow across parts of the Midwest, canceling more than 200 flights out of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, headed for the northeast this morning, setting off winter storm watches and warnings, reports the AP. At least two deaths, from accidents on slippery roads in Michigan and Wisconsin, were blamed on the storm.

Forecasters were calling for up to a foot of snow north and east of Pittsburgh through Sunday night, where freezing rain had already laid down a glaze of ice. Regions farther northeast were expecting less accumulation, but possible sleet and icy conditions.