By NBC News
Updated: February 15, 2016 3:37 PM ET

Hundreds of flights were canceled and millions of Americans faced a messy commute Monday as a winter storm began bringing snow and ice across the East and Midwest.

Much of the region was still shivering after a bitter blast of arctic air brought record-smashing temperatures to several cities over the weekend.

The freeze was joined by snow Sunday, with up to a foot expected through Tuesday from western Pennsylvania to northern New England, according to The Weather Channel. ‘

Freezing rain, ice and lesser snow accumulations were also anticipated across much of the Eastern Seaboard, with a blanket of winter storm …

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