Winter Storm Update: Hundreds of Flights Canceled, 25-M Stranded
Snowstorm to unleashed blizzard conditions across central US from Saturday night to Monday
The Latest on a winter storm that is forecast to dump snow across the US Midwest
Nearly 500 flights have been canceled on one of the busiest travel days of the year as a fast-moving winter storm bears down on much of the Midwest on the last day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that 491 flights headed to or from the US had been canceled as of 11:00a ET, Sunday.
The site reported that the majority of the cancellations are flights that were supposed to be routed through Chicago or Kansas City, the2 areas forecast to be hit hard by the storm.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for parts of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Other parts of Central Plains and Great Lakes region are under a Winter storm warning.
In total, the storm could dump a foot or more of snow in some places.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for parts of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Other parts of Central Plains and Great Lakes region are under a winter storm warning. In total, the storm could dump a foot or more of snow in some places.
As of Sunday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration was reporting no flight delays in the region. But that is set to change later in the day, when the storm reaches the Chicago area. Chicago is home to 1 of the nation’s major airline hubs.
Cold air from the storm will cause rain to change to snow or snow showers from west to east during this period. Gusty winds are likely to accompany the snow farther to the east over the Great Lakes region to the eastern end of the Ohio Valley.
From Monday to Monday night, as one part of the storm center weakens, a new center may form along in the coastal Northeast. Depending on how quickly this new storm occurs, rain may change to heavy snow in parts of upstate New York and New England.
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