Winter storm Saturday affecting millions in Midwest and Northeast, bringing snow and ice – forecast today – CBS News

A large and dangerous winter storm is targeting millions of people in the Midwest, and it’s headed for the Northeast. Heavy snow and strong winds are blowing across the Dakotas, Iowa and parts of Minnesota as it moves eastward.

Crews worked through the night to clear roads from Minnesota to Illinois that were blanketed with 4 to 7 inches of snow.
The storm forced the FAA to halt all flights in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for several hours on Friday. 

On Saturday morning, 26 states were under weather alerts, said meteorologist Jeff Berardelli. “It’s going to be a little bit of a mess for the next 24 hours,” he said.