Winter is officially here to stay for many states across the nation.
Gusty winds, whiteout conditions and heavy snow are impacting thousands of commuters. Winter advisories have been issued for nearly 20 states.
The Great Lakes region, especially Michigan and New York, is experiencing heavy lake-effect snow that could lead to an accumulation of 2-3 feet.
A snow storm and cold temperatures in Michigan have caused roads to ice, resulting in multiple highway accidents Thursday morning.
At least two people were killed and others were injured following a 30-vehicle pileup on I-96 near Fowlerville, Michigan.
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SOURCE: ABC News, Suein Oh