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US Nearly 1,600 flights canceled and over 100 crashes reported as snow and ice start hitting the US

04:50  18 january  2020
04:50  18 january  2020 Source:   cnn.com

A severe winter storm is ripping through the US, killing 9 and cancelling more than 1,500 flights

  A severe winter storm is ripping through the US, killing 9 and cancelling more than 1,500 flights Hurricane-force winds, tornadoes, and hail have pelted states in the south, while snow storms, wind, and ice have hit northern states. In the south, hurricane-force winds, tornadoes, and hail have pelted states like Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas.

Nearly 1 , 600 flights had been canceled and another 3, 100 delayed as of 6 p.m. ET, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. Wednesday looked like it would be messy for fliers, too, with more than 340 flights had already grounded. FLIGHT TRACKER: Is your flight on time?

More than 1 , 600 flights were canceled at Chicago and Detroit airports Sunday as a winter storm swept through the Across the United States , more than 2,000 flights were delayed on Sunday, according to No injuries were reported and the aircraft was towed to the maintenance hangar for inspection

A strong winter storm began delivering a blast of snow, freezing rain and sleet across the country Friday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.

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Nearly 1,600 flights were canceled as the storm moved over much of the Upper Midwest, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.com.

As of Friday afternoon, about 118 million people across the country were under some kind of winter storm warning, advisory or watch, CNN meteorologist Monica Garrett said.

Significant snow accumulations are likely in parts of Minnesota, northern Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and the interior Northeast.

"This has the potential to be one of the most impactful winter storms of the season for the Upper Midwest," CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said.

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Dozens more British Airways flights from Heathrow have been cancelled after snow and ice The disruption, which could affect up to 50,000 BA passengers, has again raised questions over Relatively benign weather forecasts for Heathrow meant BA did not start cancelling flights until late

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Motorists in Minnesota were seeing the early impacts of the storm. More than 120 car crashes were reported Friday evening, leaving 19 people injured, the Minnesota State Patrol tweeted.

The storm system will bring more travel misery on Saturday as it continues intensifying, the National Weather Service said.

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Ice prompted a temporary closure at Kansas City International Airport in Missouri, where a plane slid off the pavement, an airport spokesman said. There were no known injuries.

In Guymon, Oklahoma, the ice was so slick that resident Kassidy Stroup couldn't stand up in her driveway. She shared a video of her futile struggle to open the door to her truck as she slid this way and that on the icy path.

Woman missing for 6 days found alive in SUV buried in snow in Butte County

  Woman missing for 6 days found alive in SUV buried in snow in Butte County An Oroville woman with dementia who disappeared nearly a week ago was found alive inside of her vehicle Wednesday after being buried in snow in Butte County, officials said. A helicopter from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office spotted an SUV before noon near Butte Meadows that matched the description of a Toyota 4Runner belonging to 68-year-old Paula Beth James. The aircraft landed and a sergeant and a deputy hiked to the SUV, where they found James.“It’s wonderful news and this is the outcome that we had all been hoping for,” said Megan McMann, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office. “Especially with a storm coming in.

Over 1 ,000 flights have been canceled and another 1 ,800 delayed at airports across the northeastern US as snow , sleet and ice impact the region, according to FlightStats. More delays and cancellations are likely into Wednesday night as the worst of the snow and ice focuses on New England.

CHICAGO — Nearly 1 ,000 flights were canceled at Chicago's airports as snow blanketed the area The Winter Weather Advisory is over , but the damage is done. As of 2 p.m., 856 flights were The seasonal snowfall total so far is now 8. 1 inches , making it the second snowiest start to a season

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Stroup planned to head into work later, she told CNN, after the ice had thawed a bit.

Jenni Pittman, who works for the National Weather Service, shared a time-lapse video of icicles forming off the roof of her home in Olathe, Kansas, on Friday morning.

Pittman was teleworking, she said, but her husband said the roads were "just barely passable."

Here's what to expect this weekend

Friday

• A swath of locally heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected for portions of the Central Plains northeast through the Upper Midwest, resulting in arduous travel.

• The Midwest could experience the highest snowfall totals. Minnesota, portions of Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin and northern New England could see 8 to 12 inches of snow.

• These areas could experience blowing snow due to the high winds, which will cause near-whiteout conditions on roadways.

• The Rockies could see heavy snow, with wind gusts of up to 75 mph at lower elevations in the High Plains.

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Over 1 ,000 flights have been canceled and another 1 ,800 delayed at airports across the northeastern US as snow , sleet and ice impact the region, according to FlightStats. More delays and cancellations are likely into Wednesday night as the worst of the snow and ice focuses on New England.

More than 600 flights are canceled and nearly 2,000 running late as a winter storm sweeps across the Northeast. Adding to travelers’ woes: United Airlines is experiencing problems with its passenger-service computer system. By midday Tuesday, 350 United flights had been delayed, according to

• Freezing rain accumulations are possible across portions of the Southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley. These icy conditions will make travel a problem in Oklahoma City, Kansas City and St. Louis. Accumulating ice will potentially knock down trees and power lines, causing numerous power outages.

• Air travel in the Midwest will most likely experience long delays and roads will be treacherous.

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Saturday

• Additional snow and ice accumulations will be possible into Sunday for interior portions of the Northeast and New England, with coastal areas first getting snow, then rain.

• New York City and Boston will get in the mix with snow in the afternoon. About 2 to 4 inches is possible for both cities. The snow will change over to rain in the evening, and it will rain overnight.

• Interior portions of the Northeast will see much more snow: 8 to 12 inches for Upstate New York and up to 6 inches in northern Maine.

"After the storm moves out, the bitter cold will settle in. High temperatures in the region will remain in the single digits Sunday and into the early part of next week, while overnight temperatures will dip to 10 to 20 degrees below zero," according to Ward.

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Park rangers had been searching for a reportedly suicidal person at the timeOn Friday afternoon, park rangers were notified about a suicidal person who was “likely” in the park, according to a press release from Rocky Mountain National Park. Authorities located the person’s vehicle and while searching for its occupants, they temporarily stopped vehicles from entering the park through two entrances between about 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., the statement said.

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