On Sunday, the National Weather Service had issued an emergency blizzard warning stating that over 18 inches of snow are expected to impact portions of Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.
The two-staged storm which has hit parts of the US has led to cancellations of a number of flights operating in the area. In their discussions about the deadly storm, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stated that it was “"one of the worst this season with blizzard conditions throughout much of the Midwest states, severe ice accretion from the middle Mississippi River valley eastward through parts of the Ohio Valley and into southern New England and heavy rain and severe thunderstorms over the deep south."
Rush-hour traffic crawls as blowing snow batters Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The two-staged storm which has already hit parts of the US has led to cancellations of a number of flights operating in the area.
People brace against the cold and blowing snow as they cross a street. On Tuesday, extreme cold temperatures were forecast for much of the state.