Highway and utility crews worked overtime Sunday to recover from the huge storm that buried Ohio and other parts of the Midwest in snow and tore down power lines elsewhere.
More than 20 inches of snow fell from Friday through Saturday in Columbus, eclipsing the city's previous record of 15.3 inches set in February 1910, the National Weather Service said. Elsewhere, 14 inches fell at Milan, Indiana. Up to a foot fell in parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas on Friday.
Many churches in the Columbus area canceled Sunday services because roads were so slippery.
Ohio's Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which shut down Saturday, reopened Sunday, but flight delays and cancellations were expected as airlines tried to get their schedules back on track, spokesman Todd Payne said.