Fresh snow brings White Christmas to much of U.S.

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It’s looking like a White Christmas for much of the U.S., as Winter Storm Ethan drops snow across the Midwest and Northeast.

Another storm dropped snow on the Pacific Northwest on Sunday and is headed toward Colorado.

Ethan, which brought up to 3 inches of snow from Nebraska to Ohio on Sunday, is expected to drop up to 6 inches of snow in New England and New York’s Hudson Valley on Monday.

About 3 inches of snow blanketed Chicago, where workers had to use plows and snowblowers to clear the field before the Bears played the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

While officials don’t expect major problems, winter storm warnings have been put into effect in many areas and travel on the busy Christmas holiday may be impacted. There were also high-wind warnings for Monday in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia.

As of Sunday evening, more than 3,500 flights were delayed, and almost 400 canceled, with the worst problems in Chicago, Detroit and New York.

The snow isn’t helping last-minute package deliveries, but both United Parcel Service Inc. UPS, +0.05%   and FedEx Corp. FDX, -0.06%  said they have extra manpower and contingency plans for weather-related problems. A FedEx spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal late Saturday that the company expects “to make our deliveries despite flight delays.”

Luckily, the official NORAD Santa tracker showed no delays for his overnight deliveries.