After icy storm raked Midwest, East, warmer weather comes


Temperatures in the nation’s midsection and on the East Coast are warming up after a bitterly cold last few days.

The National Weather Service says a warm front passing through the region on Sunday is pushing temperatures into the mid- to upper 40s in New York.

Meteorologist Jay Engle says the last few days have been more than 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.

Snow and freezing rain spawned a multitude of highway accidents, some serious. At least nine deaths were blamed on the slick roads. Authorities were investigating other traffic fatalities as possibly weather-related.

A tanker carrying gasoline skidded off a highway in Baltimore on Saturday and exploded.

Winter weather advisories were posted from Denver to Bangor, Maine. Airports reported hundreds of flight delays or cancellations.