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Scores of flights canceled as storm pummels US Midwest

10 February 2018, 06:47 | Myrtle Vega

Scores of flights canceled as storm pummels US Midwest

Major winter storm continues to pound US (Photos)

Chicago was anticipating 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) of snow early on Friday, with more expected over the weekend, according to the service's forecast.

In Michigan, more than 50 vehicles, including auto and semi-trailer trucks, were involved in a pileup on icy I-94 east of Kalamazoo, according to local media.

Early this morning, the National Weather Service received reports of 4 inches of snow in northern IL, including near Chicago's Midway Airport.

A Divvy bicycle rider deposits his bike in a rental kiosk as a winter storm makes its way through several Midwest states February 9, 2018, in Chicago.

A major winter storm pounding the U.S. Midwest on Friday forced cancellation of hundreds of flights, as heavy snow and plummeting temperatures threatened to bring travel to a standstill across the region.

By noon, more than 1,300 flights had been scrapped and another 1,390 delayed largely at Chicago O'Hare, Chicago Midway and Detroit, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.

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While it isn't too bad the most major delays seem to be flights to Ohio, Illinois especially flights to Chicago and to cities in MI like Kalamazoo, Lansing and Alpena. Snow across southern and central MI ranged from 7 inches on the western side of the state to more than 2 inches in the Detroit area. "We've had about an inch in the Quad Cities already, but our overall total for Thursday night and Friday is going to be in the range of 2-5" in the Quad Cities.

The Des Moines Register reported that three to seven inches of snow fell in northern Iowa Friday morning.

Frontier Airlines, Delta, Air Canada, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, and American Airlines are offering flight change waivers for affected passengers.

Weather service meteorologist Charles Mott said the morning rush in Chicago "is gonna be trouble".

MIZ075-076-082-083-092115- /O.CON.KDTX.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-180210T0500Z/ Washtenaw-Wayne-Lenawee-Monroe- Including the cities of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Adrian, and Monroe 1033 AM EST Fri Feb 9 2018.WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT.* WHAT.Heavy snow. Schools across MI also cancelled classes.



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