Published January 02, 2014
A major snowstorm is sweeping across the Midwest and Northeast Thursday, creating treacherous travel conditions for millions in Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit and Cleveland.
The worst of the storm will arrive overnight for the Northeast, bringing blizzard conditions from Boston to New York with wind gusts as high as 50 mph.
In some locations, snow will fall at a rate of 2 inches per hour.
Drivers can expect slowed travel as blowing and drifting of snow occurs across major roadways, such as I-90 and I-95 and visibility lowers.
The storm also has the potential to cause flight delays in major travel hubs including Boston-Logan International, La Guardia International and JFK International airports.
For the full story, read Blizzard to Reach From NYC to Boston Thursday Night.
9:09 a.m. EST Thursday: 13 inches of snow recorded in Cook County, Ill., according to the National Weather Service.
8:01 a.m. EST Thursday: Interstate highways in Collinsville, Effingham and Champaign, Ill., are 100 percent snow- and ice-covered, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. Interstate highways in Lincoln, Quincy and Springfield are at least 75 percent snow- and ice-covered.
7:20 a.m. EST Thursday: So far, 4.8 inches of snow recorded at Indianapolis International Airport, the National Weather Service reports.