Friday, 23 August, 2019

Bitter cold sets in as winter storm wreaks havoc on travel

Weekend winter storm expected to cripple U.S. Northeast Latest Updates on Winter Storms Impacting Travel in Midwest, Northeast
Pablo Mccormick | 20 January, 2019, 23:27

Hundreds of flights were cancelled in and out of Chicago area airports on Saturday and as the storm moved east airlines were cancelling flights to the East Coast.

As the storm quickly pushes east, forecasters expect a substantial amount of precipitation Saturday evening through Sunday up and down the East Coast.

Wind gusts between 30 and 35 miles per hour were expected into Sunday morning near Lake Michigan, resulting in snow drifting into open areas, the weather service said.

Amtrak announced modified service for more than 20 trains on Sunday because of inclement weather, after canceling service for six trains on Saturday.

Nearly 1,000 flights at Chicago-area airports were canceled on Saturday as heavy snow continued to fall into the weekend.

FlightAware said late Saturday that airlines had cancelled 250 flights that were supposed to leave Sunday from Boston's Logan International Airport.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on tractor-trailers and buses on most highways in the state starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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.

In Nebraska, authorities closed Omaha's Eppley Airfield yesterday afternoon after a Southwest Airlines plane slid off an ice-slicked runway.

Some New Englanders welcomed the fresh snow.

None of the 129 passengers aboard the United Airlines flight from Phoenix were injured.

The Interstate 95 corridor through New England seems to be where the bulk of the ice will form, with up to an inch of freezing rain possible in Connecticut, Rhode Island and MA. More than half an inch of freezing rain could fall between northern New Jersey and southern New England.

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The governor of Pennsylvania declared a state of emergency on Friday, ahead of the storm, to mobilize additional resources to deal with the storm. Interruptions to air travel are also likely, both for the cities impacted by the storm, and due to disruptions at hub airports in Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, and Detroit.

Earlier, the system dumped up to 10 inches of snow on parts of the Midwest Saturday. He told residents to stay off the roads and prepare for possible power outages. Almost 200 athletes from around NY state were expected to compete in snowshoeing, snowboarding, cross country, and Nordic and Alpine skiing at West Mountain, just outside Glens Falls.

The storm will leave frigid air in its wake, with arctic wind chill temperatures as low as 35 below zero expected in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.

Overnight temperatures will drop into the teens with subzero windchills around Chicago.

Highs on Sunday in the Kansas City area - where the Chiefs will be host to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game - will be in the 20s.

The extreme cold will follow the storm and move into the rest of the eastern United States on Monday.

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