PHOTOS: Snow, Ice Generate Turmoil in Midwest, Northeast

By Kristen Rodman, Staff Writer
February 07, 2014; 4:49 AM
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A massive winter storm swept from Colorado to Maine Tuesday through Wednesday, Feb. 4 and 5, 2014, burying areas in at least 10 states under a foot of snow.

Several states declared states of emergency, as road and air traffic conditions deteriorated during the storm. Multiple accidents were reported along major roadways, including one fatal incident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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By the time the storm subsided more than 3,270 flights had been cancelled nationally and nearly 3,500 had been delayed.

In the wake of the storm, more than 600,000 were left without power in southeastern Pennsylvania.

As temperatures drop in the region overnight Wednesday, black ice may develop and cause even more travel problems for the Thursday morning commute.

Manhattan, Kan., is a winter wonderland after a storm blasted the area with snow and ice on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (Photo/Colton Kueser)

The Ouachita Mountains are embellished in ice on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, after a storm moved quickly through Arkansas. (Twitter Photo/@HillaryGuess)

A snowstorm leaves Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., blanketed in several inches of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (Photo/Hana Chong)

Trees are coated in ice after a winter storm sweeps through Sardis, Ark., on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (Photo/Caryn Denyse Burge)

Pedestrians cross Orbit Way at the intersection of Ladge Drive during a snowstorm in Quincy, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Ice adorns a Korean War monument in Evansville, Ind., on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, after a winter storm moved through the area. (Photo/Mike Radomski)

Snow falls creating a wintry scene in the South End of Boston on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (Photo/Robert Love)

A tree is encrusted in ice along a roadway in Lansdale, Pa., on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, after a storm buried the town in snow and ice. (Twitter Photo/@HezPhilly)

Ice covers a bench outside the Marc Train Station in downtown Frederick, Md., on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (Photo/Dave Rysak)

A tree splits under the weight of ice in Maryland after a huge winter storm moved through the Northeast of Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (Photo/David Feustle)

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