(CNN) — A strong storm struck much of the eastern United States on Wednesday, complicating holiday travel plans for many of the 43 million Americans who filled the nation’s highways, airports, and train and bus stations.
By morning, delays were reported at airports in Philadelphia, Boston and New York.
Heavy winds at New York’s LaGuardia Airport resulted in delays for arriving flights of nearly an hour, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Departure delays from Philadelphia International Airport averaged nearly two hours.
Snow blanketed parts of the Midwest, where crews scrambled to clear roads. The storm was blamed for scores of accidents.
Up to a foot of snow was expected in parts of western New York and Pennsylvania.