Hundreds of flights canceled as snowstorm blankets Midwest

Hundreds of flights canceled as snowstorm blankets Midwest

Hundreds of flights canceled as snowstorm blankets Midwest

Holt, & Nodaway counties: Blizzard Warning from 4 a.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Areas between I-69 and M-59 could see 3-6 inches.

2 inches an hour in some areas, according to the service.

Snow will develop and become heavy at times through the night and into the Monday morning commute.

Much of the Midwest is getting hit by this snowstorm. "But right now, it's really just waiting and consulting with our meteorologist", says Bryson. "We're asking drivers to help us in keeping them safe by remembering to slow down during severe weather and be prepared for reduced visibility and changing pavement conditions". The snow is expected to taper off Monday afternoon.

A strong early winter storm hit the Midwest Sunday into Monday, causing widespread flight cancellations and risky road conditions.

"The National Weather Service said Kansas City International Airport received 5.3 inches, but totals ranged across the region", reports member station KCUR.

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Some 1,273 USA flights had been canceled by Sunday evening, with delays to 5,091 flights, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. Flights were mostly on time Monday at Kansas City International Airport, one day after the storm caused widespread delays.

Interstate 29 in northwest Missouri was closed from St. Joseph to the Iowa state line because of whiteout conditions, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Highway Patrol.

The National Weather Service Quad Cities office posted a video of a weather balloon being released in a blizzard.

However, heavy snow will still continue through the early hours of Monday morning-with blizzard warnings still in effect through 6am local time from northeast Missouri northward into southeast Wisconsin/northeast IL, including the greater Chicago area.

In eastern Nebraska, part of Interstate 80 between Lincoln and Omaha was closed Sunday morning because of multiple accidents after snow blanketed that area. That included semitrailers jackknifed across the highway.

Most of the cancellations were of flights departing or arriving at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport, which combined saw a total of about 900 flights cancelled. The heavy bands of snow will continue through early afternoon, tapering off in southwest Iowa mid-afternoon and continuing in southeast Iowa through the early evening.

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