The storm will also bring an icy mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of the Ohio Valley and Northeast, making travel risky in spots.
As the storm moved east, officials in New Jersey and Pennsylvania declared states of emergency.
Almost 2,700 flights within, into or out of the USA have been delayed and 400 more have been canceled as of Friday afternoon, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.com, as Winter Storm Harper continues to push east, bringing snow, ice and heavy winds to parts of the Midwest and Northeast.
More than 460 flights were cancelled and more than 3,500 delays in the U.S.
The Missouri Department of Transportation issued the news of the pileup near Ste. Some northern parts of New England could see up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of snow.
As for United Airlines, the carrier is waiving change fees for flights in and out of more than 70 airports in the Midwest, central US and Northeast between January 18 and 20.
The storm prompted the cancellation of almost 1,000 flights at Chicago's airports on Saturday.
Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, closed for several hours after a Southwest Airlines flight went off a runway while taxiing.
The heaviest snow accumulations happened overnight Friday into Saturday morning.
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El hombre aseguró a Subrayado que no había tomado ninguna bebida alcohólica sino que había comido un helado de sambayón . Lo cierto es que Golsan, culpable o inocente, deberá pagar la multa y no podrá volver a conducir por el momento.
After that, temperatures are expected to turn bitterly cold.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont held a news briefing Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET to update residents as the state prepares for the storm. Heavy snow and sleet will pile up at least 6 to 12 inches deep, with some icing for added misery. Eastern time. Along the Interstate 95 corridor, a complicated situation could unfold, with precipitation mixing with rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow.
By Saturday morning, 1,135 flights within, into or out of the USA were canceled for Saturday, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware. Amtrak canceled some trains Saturday from Chicago to Washington and NY and between NY and Boston and Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Chicago is forecast to receive as much as 8 inches by Saturday and wind gusts in the Chicago area are expected to reach 35 miles per hour.
The Interstate 95 corridor through New England seems to be where the bulk of the ice will form, with up to an inch of freezing rain possible in Connecticut, Rhode Island and MA.
The storm prompted the cancellation of a Special Olympics competition in upstate NY.
The snowfall is part of a wall of hazardous weather that trekked from the Dakotas and across the Great Lakes states, headed toward New England.
The storm system is associated with the same upper-level energy as one on the West Coast that dumped rain in Los Angeles and elsewhere as well as caused blizzard conditions in the Sierra Nevada. Some areas in the storm's path saw ice instead of snow. Day on Monday, a holiday honoring the late civil rights leader.