The blizzard warnings cover the north-eastern quarter of Kansas and part of Nebraska, as well as Iowa, Missouri and almost half of IL.
Commuters in Chicago and across the Midwest faced inches of heavy, wet snow as they headed back to work on Monday (Nov 26) after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with the storm knocking out power, icing roads and cancelling some flights.
Other airports that showed flight delays due to weather included Newark in New Jersey, LaGuardia in NY and Boston Logan International.
Along the shore of Lake Michigan in both Chicago and in, the National Weather Service warned of flooding on Monday and said that waves could reach between 12 to 16 feet along the Cook County shore and 14 to 18 feet along the in shore. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported multiple fender-benders but by midmorning on Monday the Department of Transportation said all roads were opened.
Wright said she had already missed three classes at George Washington University after two canceled flights.
Above Image from Plow Cam at 3:20 p.m. near Harvey on Highway 92
The cancellations come on the heels of more than 1,000 cancellations nationwide on Sunday because of the blizzard conditions in the Windy City. However, the airport reopened Sunday night. If you get stranded stay with your vehicle.
Airlines were forced to cancel or delay almost 6,000 flights on Sunday as a unsafe winter storm blanketed parts of the Midwest with heavy snow.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport - the sixth-busiest airport in the world - while Kansas City International Airport shut down on Sunday afternoon as crews fought to clear the runway. The heavy snow and strong winds across the Midwest are expected to cause whiteout conditions, which can affect visibility, causing unsafe travel. "Visibility is improving, but we have too much snow covering the airfield". It is not out of the possibility that a few locations see greater than 10 inches of snow. That included semitrailers jackknifed across the highway.
The fast-moving storm system is now tracking to the East expected to hit upstate NY and northern New England on Monday.
"We have manpower and equipment out in those locations, but motorists should anticipate a slower afternoon and evening commute, with some slick conditions expected", he said. At Midway International Airport, at least more 69 flights had been canceled, with delays averaging less than 15 minutes. He said rain will give way to heavy snowfall and "near whiteout conditions" that would make for unsafe travel.More news: Turnovers weren’t Lions’ only problem on offense vs. Bears