Massive Winter Snowstorm Barrels Across US

20 states from the Midwest to the northeast on high alert for snowfall today.
3:00 | 12/14/13

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though, with the big snowstorm, which is either in the process of or about to slam a huge chunk of america. This monster stretches over 20 states, from the midwest to the northeast. Abc's rob nelson is in a very snowy polasky, which is in upstate new york. Reporter: It is a balmy five degrees this morning. People have been feet of snow the last few days. And like much of us along the east coast, we're getting ready for round two. Winter wonderland. How about one of the biggest snowstorms of the year. And it's not even officially winter yet. 20 states from the midwest to the northeast are on alert for snowfall today. Upstate new yorkers are bigging themselves out of a whopping six feet of snow in redfield. And four feet in coldon. Plows and snowblowers are out in full force. People riding snowmobiles instead of cars. You're bound to have snow oner or later. Reporter: In missouri, snow and ice caused treacherous accidents. The back roads are ice and snow. It makes it hard to drive on and everything. Reporter: They've begun their preparation process, filling up trucks with salt and brian early friday, in anticipation of the weekend weather. Nine inches in erie, pennsylvania. Almost six inches in southern iowa. And 6 1/2 inches of snowfall and counting in central illinois, getting enough to cover this football field right before a high school playoff game. And look at this. Temperatures getting so cold in new hampshire, firefighters had to fight fire with ice, literally. They try to hose down this fire, only to have the water freeze and coat the building in ice. Major cities such as new york, philadelphia and chicago. The new york area has a feet of 1,800 plow trucks ready to go. We're prepared for almost everything. If it's 5:00 a.M. Or 8:00 a.M., When it starts, we'll be out there. Reporter: Folks up here in upstate new york, they are used to rough winters. For the rest of us on the east coast, we know we're in store for a pretty messy weekend.

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