Air travel slowly resuming from east coast

February 10, 2013 1:21:28 PM PST
Flights to Chicago from east coast cities buried in all that snow are slowly resuming as airports there dig out runways.

While a few trickled in Saturday, the bulk of passengers flying back here aren't expected to begin arriving until Sunday.

President Barack Obama on Saturday declared an emergency exists in the state of Connecticut and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts.

Snow plows were busy Saturday on New York's Long Island Expressway, clearing the way for the Monday morning commute.

A 27-mile stretch of the interstate is closed in both directions.

The monster nor'easter carried with it hurricane force winds up to 80 miles an hour.

Hundreds of thousands are still without power.

That massive snow storm is estimated to impact more than 40 million people.