Multiple people have died, some cities are still buried in snow and millions of people are facing high wind alerts after a severe winter storm swept across the country over the holiday weekend.
If you're just now catching up, here are some of the latest developments:
Rising death toll. At least 56 people have died nationwide across several states including New York, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Wisconsin.
Travel impacts. Around 3,000 flights within, into or out of the US were canceled as of Tuesday afternoon and 3,809 were delayed, according to tracking site FlightAware. Of those cancellations, some 2,500 were operated by Southwest Airlines. In a company-wide message sent late Monday night, Southwest CEO Bob Jordan and COO Andrew Watterson outlined a series of failures that attributed to the operation impacts, including the winter storm and system failures. Jordan told customers "we will get out of it, and we will focus on our tools, our processes" and win them back.
Harrowing conditions in Buffalo. By Tuesday morning, snowfall in Buffalo reached 100 inches, making it the fastest the city has ever done so. Just over half of the season’s record-pace snowfall has come since Friday, and it is already the third snowiest December on record. Officials in Erie County are working to deliver fuel to emergency crews and grocery supplies to markets as winter weather conditions are hampering firefighter emergency response efforts and impacting road conditions. And as of Tuesday evening, eight people have been arrested in Buffalo in connection to alleged winter storm looting, according to the Buffalo police Department.
West coast storms. Meanwhile, a series of Pacific storms are slamming the West coast with heavy rain, mountain snow and strong winds, according to the National Weather Service. More than 175,000 people were without power as of Tuesday afternoon.