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Some Flights To, From Cherry Capital Airport Canceled Because of Winter Storm

Some Flights To, From Cherry Capital Airport Canceled Because of Winter Storm

A winter storm brought heavy snowfall to parts of the US Midwest on Friday, causing 1,500 flight cancelations, snarling roads and closing schools.

The department advised travelers to check their itinerary ahead of time because the winter weather warning remains active, the media added.

Three to six inches of snow is expected between 10 a.m. today through Saturday morning, with the heaviest snow - coming down at a rate of up to half an inch per hour - hitting right around the evening commute, according to a winter weather advisory issued early today by the National Weather Service office in Buffalo.

Counties in IL that will be affected by the Winter Storm Watch are Lake, DuPage, Cook, Will, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle, Kendall as well as Grundy county, along with Lake and Porter counties in Indiana. Snow across southern and central MI ranged from 7 inches on the western side of the state to more than 2 inches so far in the Detroit area.

"It's part of living in MI", a smiling Stawasz said from underneath his Detroit Red Wings winter hat. A multi-vehicle crash that closed a stretch of eastbound Interstate 94 near Ann Arbor, but no severe injuries were reported.

Midwest residents often boast that they are well prepared for winter weather and school is rarely called off. More than 200 flights were canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan, by early Friday.

Heavy snow and strong winds pound Chicago and Detroit where public school systems opted not to open Friday
Heavy snow and strong winds pound Chicago and Detroit where public school systems opted not to open Friday

Some courts and government offices shut down, joining schools in the path of the storm that closed for the day in Illinois, Indiana and MI.

Early Friday, the National Weather Service received reports of 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow in northern IL.

The Windy City has not seen this much snow at one time since 2011, when a storm dumped about 20 inches of snow so quickly that drivers had to abandon their cars along a major road.

The expectation of up to 12 inches around Chicago prompted officials to close the city's public schools to about 390,000 students Friday.

Forecasters expected the first round of snowfall to gum up evening commutes, especially in Detroit, but then taper off during the night. Classes were also cancelled in the city's suburbs.

Meteorologist Heather Orow in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said Friday morning the storm is "generally going to be an issue for travel".

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