Millions of Americans are preparing to dig themselves out Sunday after a monstrous blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall paralyzed the East Coast. New York City and Baltimore were expected to lift travel bans early in the morning, which barred nonemergency vehicles from the roads. Mass transit systems that were brought to a standstill were scheduled to run again as well.
The travel ban imposed on New York City travelers was lifted at 7 a.m. Sunday morning, according to police. In Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake urged residents to remain off the road while work crews clear streets. Airports around the Washington, D.C. area were likely to remain closed Sunday as United Airlines said limited service might begin later in the afternoon in New York City. Other airlines started to cut Monday service in addition to the some 7,000 flights that have already been canceled due to the storm. FULL REPORT