Massive Winter Storm Bringing Snow, Ice and Wind Hits 30 States

PHOTO: A pickup sits covered in snow Tuesday, March 3, 2015 on East M Street in north Casper, Wyo. PlayPhotoCasper Star-Tribune, Alan Rogers/AP Photo
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A massive and slow-moving winter storm continued to grip the U.S. today, dumping snow, ice and rain from Utah and Louisiana to Maine.

At least 30 states were under winter weather alerts today, and it was affecting 120 million Americans.

In Minnesota, treacherous ice and slick conditions brought traffic on Interstate 94 to a complete standstill after more than a dozen crashes in the area.

Near St. Paul, Minnesota, a car slammed a police vehicle as the officer investigated another crash.

Strong winds gusting at 40 mph were a problem in Watertown, South Dakota.

In the Midwest, blinding snow and slippery roads in parts of Michigan and Indiana caused spinout after spinout.

"I just completely turned all the way around and slid off the road," said one driver. "How scary is that? I mean, I'm just happy there weren't any cars coming."

In hard-hit Boston, which, according to The Associated Press, could break its all-time record for snowfall today with 5.7 more inches of snow, state police had to be called to help free a 65-foot Coast Guard cutter that got stuck in the harbor.

Beantown might fall short today of that record snowfall -- 107.6 inches, set in 1995-1996, according to the AP. But even so, it could break the record with additional snowfall Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Although one to three inches was possible along the I-95 corridor today, some areas, such as New York City, could receive 6-8 inches with Wednesday night’s snowfall.