Heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain bombarded the East Coast on Thursday, a day after the storm encrusted the Southeast with ice. Here's a sampling of what the latest round of winter weather brought:
DIRE FORECAST: A National Weather Service map of the storm showed possible effects hitting 20 states from Alabama to Maine on Thursday. Winter storm warnings were issued from North Carolina to Maine.
Baltimore awoke to 15 inches of snow, while Washington had at least 11, Philadelphia saw nearly 9 and New York City 8. New England was receiving much smaller amounts. A big swath of New Jersey has about a foot of snow by midday Thursday. Rockaway, N.J., had 14 inches.
The National Weather Service called the storm "catastrophic ... crippling ... paralyzing ... choose your adjective" for the South, including Atlanta, where a storm two weeks ago created huge traffic jams.
By late Thursday morning, parts of northern Georgia had over 9 inches of snow, while North Carolina ranged from 6 inches in cities to up to 15 inches in mountainous areas.
IN THE DARK: About 1.2 million homes and businesses lost power as the storm moved from the South through the Northeast. By Thursday afternoon, about 845,000 customers remained in the dark in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with scattered outages reported in the Mid-Atlantic.
TREACHEROUS TRAVEL: More than 6,000 flights were canceled across the country, according to the website FlightAware. Amtrak canceled some of its trains in the Northeast and the South and modified schedules for others.
In the Northeast, Interstate 84 in New York state between the Connecticut and Pennsylvania lines was closed to commercial traffic; tandem tractor-trailer trucks were banned from highways in Connecticut. Municipalities imposed parking and travel restrictions so roadways and streets would be clear for plowing. Speed limits were lowered on some highways.
At least 18 deaths, most of them in traffic accidents, were blamed on the storm as it made its way across the South and up the coast. A pregnant woman in New York City was struck by a snow plow and killed. Her baby was delivered by cesarean section.
UPSIDE-DOWN WEATHER: While Northeast residents suffered through bitter cold yet again, temperatures reached into the mid-60s on Thursday at the Winter Games in Sochi. Russian officials say they have not needed to tap into their snow reserves on the mountain yet and all events are taking place on schedule.
WINTER CANCELS WINTER: A celebration of winter tourism in the Olympic village of Lake Placid, N.Y., was postponed ahead of the storm. Plans had called for visitors to take part in skiing, bobsledding and other winter sports at the sites that hosted the 1980 and 1932 Winter Olympics. A new date has not been chosen.