Transcript for Major storm and arctic blast along the East coast
Next, to the major storm and the arctic blast stretching from Texas all the way up through new York and to Maine. Dangerous driving tonight, up to a half a foot of snow already in some places. And sneer snowy Buffalo tonight, a man was rescued from the niagara river after two hours in the icy water. Tonight, rain and snow stretching across the northeast. We time it out for up. And ABC's Alex Perez from the storm zone. Reporter: Tonight, that white-knuckle ride on snow-covered roads. In Flint, Michigan, icy overpasses freezing much faster than the highway below. And in New York, not far from the famous niagara falls, first responders making a daring rescue. They have a rope attached. And they have been trying to get him out. Reporter: A man in the raging 51-degree niagara river for more than two hours. I just kept telling him, "We got help coming. I got you, I got you. We're not going anywhere." Reporter: Bystanders cheering as he's pulled to safety. Good job! Reporter: The massive storm stretching across more than 2,000 miles, from Maine to Texas. All this after a deadly day on the roads in Wisconsin Wednesday. The driver of this car did not survive after hitting a disabled semi on the shoulder of interstate 43. And David, here in Travis city, Michigan, they will be dealing with lake effect snow through tomorrow, and then comes the coldest air of the season. It will feel like 15 degrees here in the morning. David? Well, we knew it was coming. Alex, thank you. Let's get right to rob Marciano, live here in New York City. He's along the west side highway tonight, tracking it all. Hey, rob. Reporter: Hi, David. Rain ahead of this very potent cold front as Alex mentioned. Another wave of cold behind it. Huge stretch of rain from Texas across the south into Maine, where it turns to snow inland. That's where the cold air is seeping in. The rain moves off the coast maybe an inch in the areas west of I-95. But below freezing in the big cities tomorrow. Hope your home is winterized. And that cold air gets all the way into the deep south Saturday. Freeze watches posted, teens and 20s for wind chills. And here comes the next arctic blast for Monday, Tuesday, we're talking wind chills below zero. And some folks will be seeing some snow. David? All right, rob Marciano, thank you, as well, tonight.
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