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At least seven people have been killed in two brutal winter storms swirling over the country as 125million people from coast to coast brace for snow, freezing rain and flight cancellation and delays. 

Winter storm alerts are active across 15 states as a blizzard swirls over the West Coast and another bears down on the East Coast, forecast to drop 10 to 20 inches of snow by Tuesday morning from Pennsylvania to Maine.  

The wintry weather created a travel nightmare for millions trying to return home from the Thanksgiving holiday. As of Monday morning more than 200 flights within, into or out of the U.S. were cancelled and over 1,00 delayed. Many of the cancelled flights were at New York and Boston-area airports.

The storm system has been dubbed Winter Storm Ezekiel by the Weather Channel and will barrel through 30 states through Tuesday.

At least seven people have been killed in two brutal winter storms swirling over the country as 125million people from coast to coast brace for snow, freezing rain and flight cancellation and delays. People pictured clearing snow in Marlborough, Massachusetts on Monday morning

At least seven people have been killed in two brutal winter storms swirling over the country as 125million people from coast to coast brace for snow, freezing rain and flight cancellation and delays. People pictured clearing snow in Marlborough, Massachusetts on Monday morning

Boston and other coastal areas of Massachusetts will see as much as 6 inches of snow, and farther inland up to 11 inches, by Tuesday. Piles of snow pictured Monday morning after Sunday's snowfall

Boston and other coastal areas of Massachusetts will see as much as 6 inches of snow, and farther inland up to 11 inches, by Tuesday. Piles of snow pictured Monday morning after Sunday's snowfall

A pedestrian walks through deep snow after an overnight snowfall, Monday in Marlborough, Massachusetts

A pedestrian walks through deep snow after an overnight snowfall, Monday in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Winter wonderland! A man in Pittsfield, Massachusetts cleans off his car Monday morning as a massive winter storm batters the East Coast, slowing down the morning commute, closing schools and offices and cancelling hundreds of flights

Winter wonderland! A man in Pittsfield, Massachusetts cleans off his car Monday morning as a massive winter storm batters the East Coast, slowing down the morning commute, closing schools and offices and cancelling hundreds of flights

This satellite image by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published Modnay morning shows the powerful nor'easter swirling over the upper Midwest and East Coast

This satellite image by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published Modnay morning shows the powerful nor'easter swirling over the upper Midwest and East Coast 

The map above shows the forecast nationwide from Monday morning 7am EST through Tuesday morning 7am EST

The map above shows the forecast nationwide from Monday morning 7am EST through Tuesday morning 7am EST

The blizzards have already claimed seven lives in the U.S. and on in Canada. 

Three people were killed in two separate water rescue incidence in a heavily flooded region of St. Louis on Saturday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. 

The victims were a five-year-old boy and an eight-year-old boy who drowned in Patton when the car they were in got swept off a flooded road in Patton, Missouri. The third victim was Todd Dean, a man from Louisiana, was killed when his vehicle was swept into the Whitewater River. 

In Arizona cousins Colby and Austin Rawlings, both five, were found dead on Saturday. The children had been reported missing when the 'military style' truck they were in got swept into a creek in the Tonto Basin near Phoenix. In the truck were nine members of the same family. Four children and two adults were rescued by helicopter but the remaining children who stayed in the truck got swept away on Friday.

Crews are still searching for missing six-year-old girl Willa Rawlings, who was in that car with them. Authorities revealed Sunday they found a show believed to be Willa's about 200 yards from where the truck got stuck in the creek.

In Utah a six-year-old boy named Herman Slaughter died on Friday after he fell and struck his head while riding a snowplow with his father. They were driving in Provo Canyon when the equipment suddenly lurched forward and the boy fell. The Utah County Sheriff's Office says the father is not at fault in the incident. 

In South Dakota a man was killed early Friday when the pickup truck he was in slipped on an ice-covered road near Cavour. The two other people in the truck were not seriously injured in the incident.  

The storm also led to the death of a person in Ontario, Canada when the wintry weather led to dangerous road conditions and a 30 car pile-up on a busy highway.  

The winter storms victims: Six-year-old Herman Slaughter had been riding on a Kubota Skid Steer loader at the Aspen Grove Family Camp in Provo Canyon when he fell off, hit his head on the plow's bucket, and died from the critical injury

While his father, Nathaniel (left, with wife Sarah, right) was operating the loader, the machine ‘bounced up or lurched’, authorities said, causing the boy to fall forward out of his seat and into the machine’s path

The winter storms victim: Six-year-old Herman Slaughter (left) died in a freak accident on Friday. He was riding on a Kubota Skid Steer loader with his father Nathaniel (right with wife Sarah) at the Aspen Grove Family Camp in Provo Canyon when he fell off, hit his head on the plow's bucket, and died from the critical injury

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