BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Hoods were up and heads were down as a storm that plagued the Midwest for days plodded into the Northeast on Tuesday with knifing winds and blowing snow, stranding dozens of motorists on a southern Ontario highway and giving much of the region its first real taste of winter.
The storm, with its bone-chilling cold, continued its trek over the Great Lakes and into Canada. More snow was in the cards or already falling Tuesday in parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. The frigid air stretched into the deep South, where hard freeze warnings were in effect overnight in much of Florida. Hundreds of schools were closed or opening late.