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Snow storm leaves Metro Airport empty Friday

10 February, 2018, 06:45 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Snow storm leaves Metro Airport empty Friday

Michigan State Police said about 50 vehicles were involved in the Friday afternoon pileup in the highway's eastbound lanes just east of Kalamazoo.

The Detroit and Chicago metropolitan areas were forecast to receive as much as nine inches (23 centimeters) of snow, with more than one inch per hour falling in Detroit on Friday morning.

The Latest on a winter storm affecting parts of the U.S.

About 550 flights were canceled at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and about 230 flights were canceled at Midway, the Chicago Department of Aviation reported this morning.

Slide-offs and crashes were reported on the roads early today in the Chicago area.

More than 1,000 flights have been canceled at the city's O'Hare and Midway global airports.

The National Weather Service said the system could drop up to 14 inches (36 cm) of snow in some areas.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city was gearing up for three more rounds of snow through the weekend.

Friday's winter snow storm caused more than 400 flights to be canceled or delayed. According to NBC5, Saturday morning will start overcast and chilly before light snow develops late in the afternoon - continuing through late evening between 2 and 3 inches of accumulation.

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.

Meteorologist Heather Orow in Grand Rapids, Michigan, says the storm is "generally going to be an issue for travel". People should stay off the roads if possible, but if they drive they should expect delays and hazardous conditions.

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

Public schools in Chicago and Detroit were closed Friday because of the winter storm, city officials announced. The central and northern Rockies also will see heavy snow, the weather service said. Schools across MI also cancelled classes.

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