Snowed InSnowstorm Slams Midwest and Northeast (PHOTOS)01.03.14Snowed InSnowstorm Slams Midwest and Northeast (PHOTOS)The winter storm Hercules dumped snow from Chicago to New England, causing travel days and snow days for millions of kids. See photos of the storm. 01.03.14 7:45 AM ETBrian Snyder/Reuters Travelers leave the Back Bay train and subway station during a winter nor'easter snow storm in Boston on Friday. Nearly two feet of snow fell in parts of Massachusetts. Spencer Platt/Getty A man clears snow from a sidewalk in Brooklyn following a snow storm that dumped up 8 inches of snow in parts of New York on Friday. Mike Segar/Reuters A snow plow clears the road of snow along the New York State Thruway Interstate 87 in Tarrytown, New York on Friday. Spencer Platt/Getty Cars cautiously move down a snow covered highway in Brooklyn following a snow storm that left up to 8 inches of snow on Friday in New York City. Seth Wenig/AP New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shovels the sidewalk in front of his Brooklyn house on Friday. Spencer Platt/Getty A woman walks up snow covered subway stairs in Brooklyn on Friday. Dangerously cold temperates are predicted for the day and evening hours. Spencer Platt/Getty A woman walks down a snow covered street in Brooklyn on Friday. Julio Cortez/AP A man plows snow in a parking lot covered in snow on Friday in Jersey City, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Thursday, urging residents to stay home. Schools were closed as temperatures reached below 20 degrees with wind-chills below zero in some places. Frank Franklin II/APA woman uses a shovel to dig her car out a snowbank on Friday in Queens, New York. The New York City Office of Emergency Management issued a hazardous travel advisory into Friday, warning that roads likely would be icy and snow would continue to drift. Zoran Milich/Reuters Heavy machinery clears the snow at New York's LaGuardia Airport, where nearly seven inches of snow accumulated. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post, via Getty A couple takes an evening stroll through the snow on Thursday evening in Frederick, MD. John Minchillo/AP A bicycle is buried by overnight snowfall on Friday in Queens, New York. New York City public schools were closed Friday after up to 7 inches of snow fell by morning in the first snowstorm of the winter. Julio Cortez/AP People walk on the snow covered hill of Leonard Gordon Park as snow falls over them on Thursday in Jersey City, N.J. Darren Ornitz/Reuters A tourist catches snowflakes on her tongue during snow fall in Times Square, New York on Thursday. Allison JoycePeople walk through the snow in lower Manhattan on Thursday. Robert F. Bukaty Milo Bloom, 10, skis over a snowbank next to a parked car during the snowtorm Thursday in Portland, Maine.