Winter Storm Brings Foot of Snow, Thousands of Delayed Flights and Cancellations
A massive winter storm left more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest Thursday, causing hundreds of accidents and numerous flight delays and cancellations. Many schools and businesses were closed and officials urged drivers to stay off the roads.
Almost 1,200 flights were cancelled today according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service, and over 7,000 were delayed. Almost 500 flights are already slated to be cancelled tomorrow.
The airports with the greatest number of cancellations included Lambert-St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver International, Chicago Midway, and Atlanta-Hartsdale Airports.
By Thursday evening, over 17” of snow had been recorded in Hays, Kansas, according to the National Weather Service, and 10” fell in Kansas City. In south central Nebraska, 9” had accumulated. In central Kansas, a 100-mile section of Interstate 70 was closed due to accidents resulting from the storm, and the governors of Missouri and Kansas had declared states of emergency in their respective states.
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