ALBANY, N.Y. - A storm system slid across the Northeast with snow, sleet and freezing rain yesterday, glazing roads and turning lawns white a day after tying up air travel in the Midwest and blacking out thousands of customers.
At least 10 traffic deaths over the weekend were blamed on the nasty weather.
A member of the Purdue University ice-hockey team was killed and seven were hurt Saturday when a team van overturned on a slippery Indiana highway, school officials said.
The weather was blamed for three deaths in Wisconsin, three in Michigan, and one each in North Dakota, Illinois and Colorado.
Winter storm warnings were in effect into today in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and northern New York state.
Hundreds of flights into the New York City area's three main airports - Kennedy, Newark's Liberty and LaGuardia - were delayed as long as two hours yesterday because of wind and ice.
"It's kind of a mess - probably the best way to term it in one word," meteorologist Bob Kilpatrick said in Albany, N.Y.
Airlines at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport worked yesterday to move travelers stranded when hundreds of flights were canceled Saturday.
Utility companies in Illinois said yesterday that the lights were back on for most of the nearly 140,000 customers who lost electricity Saturday as ice weighed down power lines.