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More than 1,000 flights canceled at Chicago airports

O'Hare International Airport Winter storm threatens 115 million people with snow and ice in the US
Patty Aguilar | 21 January, 2019, 14:13

Parts of upstate NY got up to 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow overnight, according to the Weather Channel.

The Missouri Department of Transportation issued the news of the pileup near Ste.

A Southwest Airlines flight carrying 150 people skidded from the runway at Nebraska's Eppley Airfield on January 18, after freezing temperatures caused an icy slick to form on the tarmac.

By Saturday morning, 1,135 flights within, into or out of the USA were canceled for Saturday, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.

A ferry service route across Lake Champlain between Vermont and NY was also closed Sunday and flights were mostly cancelled at major airports in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Manhattan saw mostly rain, cities along Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts' coast recorded two to five inches, but mountainous interior communities were blanketed in fresh snow.

A major winter storm that pounded the Midwest on Saturday threatened more heavy snow, ice and travel hazards as it moved toward the Northeast on Sunday.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part or all of at least 15 states stretching from southeast Missouri to the northern tip of ME ahead of the weekend storm.

No injuries were reported in relation to the incident of Flight 1643, officials said.

The storm prompted the cancellation of a Special Olympics competition in upstate NY. Areas where the storm had already moved out by midday faced bitter cold and strong winds.

A major winter storm that has brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season covered a large swath of the U.S.in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday.

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Two people were killed and two injured in a auto accident on a snow-covered, slippery road in Kohler, Wisconsin, late Friday night, according to CNN affiliate WDJT.

But some Midwesterners weren't going to let a little winter weather keep them from going outside.

In downtown Detroit, Celeste Tremmel was out training for a marathon amid heavy and steady snowfall.

Elsewhere in Natrona County - and in southeast Fremont County - four to six inches of snow accumulation is expected.

Running in snow is "like running in sand, so you go a lot slower and it's a lot more work", she said.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency beginning at noon Saturday.

In Iowa, temperatures in the teens Saturday had dropped to zero or below by late Saturday, producing wind chills as low as 20-below by Sunday morning.

The freeze will follow the weekend's run-ins with power outages, cancelled trains and planes, overnight stays at the airport and traffic jams.

Forecasters at one point said that conditions in the Northeast "could approach blizzard criteria" as the storm rages on.

The National Weather Service in Albany, New York, said snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 3 inches an hour, creating "difficult to impossible travel conditions" in areas.

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