Ice Storm Hits East Coast Travel, Monday Night Football

The windchill in Chicago is expected to drop below zero degrees

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An icy storm that took root on the other side of the country rumbled into the eastern United States on Monday, blanketing the mid-Atlantic in snow just in time to disrupt morning commutes.

Federal workers were told they could come in two hours late as wet and icy conditions stretched from Missouri to Maine, the Associated Press reports. A winter storm warning was issued for Washington and Baltimore.

Winter storm Dion has been blamed for several deaths and car accidents across the country, including a 20-vehicle accident in Connecticut and pileups in New York and Wisconsin. More than 3,200 flights were canceled across the country Sunday, and another 1,300 were already canceled by Monday morning.

Several inches fell in Chicago ahead of the Monday Night Football matchup between the Bears and the Dallas Cowboys, with wind chill temperatures expected to fall below zero degrees. This after the Detroit Lions played the Philadelphia Eagles in deep snow Sunday in Philadelphia.

Further north, a separate weather system is expected to drop cold rain on New York City and Boston.