Deep freeze follows heavy snow

A girl plays in the snow Monday in New York, where schools closed for the first snow day in five years.
Parts of the Northeastern United States faced freezing temperatures Tuesday morning, a day after a winter storm clogged roadways, cut electricity and dumped as much as 15 inches of snow.

The good news for the Northeast was storm advisories were lifted. But parts of the region were still under wind-chill advisories Tuesday, which means winds and low temperatures could put exposed skin at risk for frostbite. Wind-chill advisories were in effect for parts of New York and Pennsylvania until 10 a.m. ET. On Monday, parts of New England received as much as 15 inches of snow as the late winter storm churned its way up the Eastern Seaboard. Watch the storm slam New York » Earlier, the storm had dumped up to 11 inches of snow in parts of the Carolinas. Commuters in Washington; New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Boston, Massachusetts, struggled Monday with blowing and drifting snow, freezing temperatures, gusty winds and periods of sleet and freezing rain. Watch Washingtonians cope with the storm »

A winter storm warning was in effect for Monday from the Carolinas to Maine. A winter storm warning is issued when an average of six or more inches of snow is expected in a 12-hour period or eight or more inches in a 24-hour period. Watch the South deal with accidents » The heaviest snow — up to 15 inches — hit near the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, northeast Connecticut and north into the Merrimack Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the National Weather Service said. See scenes of the late winter storm »