By KANTELE FRANKO
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Blizzard warnings were posted across the Northern Plains early Monday as a bitterly cold wallop of snow threatens the region, while residents of the Midwest and Northeast dug out after their own tussles with weekend storms.
Parts of the Midwest and Northeast were already trying to handle up to a foot of snow that caused two large vehicle pileups - a 59-vehicle crash in New Hampshire and another in Connecticut that involved 13 vehicles. There were at least four weekend traffic fatalities.
"We've been in business for 47 years and - this is what I can't believe - yesterday was by far the best gross sales day we've ever had," said George Shaffer, area manager of the Alpine Valley ski resort east of Cleveland in Geauga County, where 11 inches of snow fell.
National Guard troops were deployed in Lewis County, which was one of the state's hardest hit counties by flooding, said Rob Harper, a spokesman for the state division of Emergency Management.