Evening rush hour traffic slows to a crawl into and out of downtown Rochester, N.Y., on Route 490, as seen looking toward the city, due to heavy snowfall Tuesday evening, Jan. 27, 2004.
Prince William County Police Officer Astrid Robinson walks past a vehicle which overturned on Rt. 234 in Montclair, Va. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 after the driver hit a patch of ice. The two occupants of the vehicle were transported to a local hospital.
Three trucks plow snow in tandem, Jan. 26, 2004, on state Route 93 in West Hazleton, Pa., after the area received a few inches of snow. Many area schools went on a two-hour delay or closed for the day due to the weather.
Woodward firefighter Doug Walker surveys the damage after a Kansas woman rolled her truck, Jan. 26, 2004, in Woodward, Okla. Winter storms that struck a large part of the nation were blamed for at least 38 deaths -- most of them traffic-related.
Tow truck driver Tommy Thompson pulls a car out of a ditch in Durham, N.C., Jan. 25, 2004, as a winter storm made driving treacherous in the Triangle.
A snowplow with the New Mexico Highway and Transportation Department steers through the fog and clears the main village roadway, Jan. 25, 2004, in Cloudcroft, N.M. A long-awaited snowfall dumped several inches of snow in the Sacramento Mountains.
Emergency personnel free a victim from an overturned truck on icy Interstate 85 near Highway 176 in Spartanburg, S.C., Jan. 26, 2004. With more than half the state covered in ice, sleet or snow, extra state Highway Patrol officers were being put on the highways to handle what dispatchers said were hundreds of minor traffic accidents.
Maryland State Police work at the Churchville, Md. scene where a man was fatally struck by a vehicle while operating a snow blower, Jan. 26, 2004. Five to 8 inches of snow fell over much of Maryland, and the region was expecting more ice and snow in coming days.
Dave Prinz watches as his car is towed out of the snow by Don Sellers in Laurel, Md., Jan. 26, 2004. Sellers got stuck after a winter storm dumped between 6 and 10 inches in the Maryland area.
Greg Loethen, left, of Prairie Village, Kan., talks with a Mission Hills police officer while waiting for the fire department and towing company to arrive and pull Loethen and his Chevy Suburban from Indian Creek in Mission Hills, Kan., Jan. 26, 2004. Loethen's wife, Cynthia Loethen, was driving the vehicle when she lost control on the icy road and slid into the creek.
A motorist stops to clear snow off of his car along Indiana Route 46 near the Interstate 65 interchange in Columbus, Ind., Jan. 25, 2004.
Two cars make their way down an icy street, Jan. 26, 2004, in Raleigh, N.C.
A snow removal vehicle clears a street in Smyrna, Del., after the first big snow of the season, Jan. 26, 2004. Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner cancelled work for all state emloyees. Delaware's last significant storm dropped 20 inches of snow in February 2003, causing Minner to shut down all state highways.
Three snowplows move in unison on Highway 210 in Baxter, Minn., Jan. 25, 2004.
A commuter makes her away across a snow drift to get to a vehicle in the Prince William Parkway commuter parking in Woodbridge, Va., Jan. 26, 2003.
Gregg Hoaglund, from Carroll, Iowa, pushes a neighbor as she tries leaving a driveway following a snowstorm, Jan. 26, 2004. The storm had dumped about 6 inches and motorists were having some problems on secondary streets.
Police respond to the scene of an accident along Interstate 240 East in Asheville, N.C., Jan. 25, 2004. State Highway Patrol troopers responded to 2,000 traffic accidents across the state between midnight and 3 p.m. that night, said Renee Hoffman, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.
Traffic moves slowly through downtown Boone, N.C., Jan. 25, 2004, during a winter storm that had dumped 4-6 inches of snow. One of many similar signs reminds people to move their vehicles to facilitate snow removal from the parking areas of the street.
Daniel Martines, left, points out damage to his car to Miguel Rojo after the car skidded on an icy patch of road and flipped over on Highway 17, in New Bern, N.C., Jan. 25, 2004.
Ang Arechaga and Kate MacIlvain, center, talk to an official about a multi-vehicle accident that shut down Interstate 90 near Missoula, Mont., for a while, Jan. 25, 2004. This was just one of many accidents being reported as a snow storm blanketed the area and made for very poor driving conditions.