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Deadly winter storm slams Northeast: What you need to know

A plow makes it way down US Route 1, throwing sand, as cars are engulfed by snow in the early stages of the second part of Winter Storm Ezekiel in Saugus, Massachusetts on December 2
A plow makes it way down U.S. Route 1, as cars are engulfed by snow in Saugus, Mass., Monday. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

A seemingly unrelenting early winter storm that's been blamed for several deaths and caused travel chaos across the U.S. over the past week is now dumping heavy snow as it pummels the Northeast.

Deadly winter storm strikes Northeast during peak travel weekend

Neighbors worked together Sunday morning in an effort to clear out as much snow as possible from E. 8th St. in Duluth, Minnesota.
Neighbors worked together to clear as much snow as possible from E. 8th St. in Duluth, Minnesota Sunday. Photo: Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via Getty Images

A trans-continental winter storm moving into the Northeast Sunday is tormenting travelers and being blamed for multiple deaths, AP reports.

What's happening: The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for upstate New York and New England, where nearly a foot of snow was expected to fall. Ice accumulations were forecast for parts of Pennsylvania and California was also under a storm warning, with the Bay Area bracing for "a foot of total rainfall between Saturday and Wednesday morning," per the Los Angeles Times.