Snowstorm batters parts of Midwest, hundreds of flights cancelled

KQ2 Forecast: Blizzard Warning in effect for entire KQ2 Viewing Area

KQ2 Forecast: Blizzard Warning in effect for entire KQ2 Viewing Area

About a dozen flights that moved through Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport were canceled on Monday shortly after a wintry storm brought blizzard-like conditions to parts of the Midwest.

The storm dumped more than a foot of snow over parts of IL, bringing blizzard warnings across the greater Chicago area. "We strongly recommend you postpone travel plans due to the conditions if possible".

Parts of Interstate 80 between Lincoln and Omaha in eastern Nebraska were closed at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, as a result of multiple accidents on the snow-covered road.

The National Weather Service's Topeka office posted a video of near-blizzard conditions. The blizzard warnings cover the north-eastern quarter of Kansas and part of Nebraska, as well as Iowa, Missouri and almost half of IL.

Some 1,273 United States flights had been canceled by Sunday evening, with delays to 5,091 flights, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.

The National Weather Service said 7.5 inches of snow fell at O'Hare and 4.9 inches fell at Midway International Airport in Chicago.

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Whiteout conditions brought low visibility to the small town of Chariton, Iowa, which is an hour south of Des Moines.

North of Chicago, the city of Evanston's police department said in a statement its power had been knocked out by the storm, although it was still able to receive 911 calls.

Forecasts say snowfall totals of 6 to 10 inches are possible across the Midwest. He said rain will give way to heavy snowfall and "near whiteout conditions" that will make for unsafe travel.

The storm was also bringing wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour throughout northern IL, leading to whiteout conditions on area highways. American Airlines issued a statement on Sunday afternoon, warning that more delays and cancellations were likely this evening.

More than 240 incoming and outgoing flights have already been cancelled at Chicago O'Hare Airport on Monday November 26, with hundreds more having been cancelled the previous day, reports Flight Aware. The Kansas Department of Transportation tweeted late Sunday that Interstate 70 had reopened statewide but that there could be morning delays, with ice and wind blowing snow over just cleared highways.

The major metropolitan areas in the Northeast will see wind and rain Monday into Tuesday.

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