Pittsburgh Flights Among Hundreds Canceled As Midwest Braces For Snowstorm

Cheryl Sanders
November 26, 2018

There were more than 14,000 residents without power, KCTV reports, and the station said the University of Kansas has canceled Monday's classes.

'It's going to be messy, ' said Todd Kluber, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service said.

The first major winter storm is expected to hit southeast Wisconsin on Sunday, and the hardest hits could be in the southern tier of the viewing area. From the National Weather Service: A Blizzard Warning means that severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Due to this, only Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha Counties are under Winter Storm Warnings; Jefferson, Waukesha, and Milwaukee are under Winter Weather Advisories.

A plow clears snow from Road 438 in Douglas County.

Other parts of central plains and Great Lakes region were under a winter storm warning, that could see a foot or more of snow dumped in some places. Most of central to northern Kansas could see 2 to 3 inches of snow, but parts of the far northeast part of the state, including the Kansas City area, could see more than six inches.

The Nebraska State Patrol closed westbound I-80 between Lincoln and Omaha because of the crashes on Sunday morning, which included semitrailer trucks jackknifed across the highway.

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines canceled all their flights from Kansas City International Airport in Missouri on Sunday afternoon because of the weather, according to KCTV.

In neighboring Missouri, Interstate 29 is closed near the Iowa border.

As much as 10 inches of snow call fall around O'Hare and Chicago's Midway Airport - where some 120 flights were canceled - was predicted 6 inches of snow.

The bulk of the snow is expected to fall Sunday evening, which could also potentially affect the Monday morning commute.

"The main point is especially this evening into overnight, anyone that has travel plans, to consider postponing or adjusting their travel plans", Kluber said. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely unsafe. If the current track holds, that would likely cause significant delays and cancellations at both Chicago airports Sunday and Monday, which could have nationwide consequences.

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