Severe Weather Across Nation Causes Thousands of Flight Cancellations and Delays
Dangerous Driving Conditions Prevail in Many Parts of the Country
From blinding wind and snow in the northern part of the country to severe wind and tornadoes in the South, the U.S. is facing some of the most severe weather for mid-November on record.
Fifty percent of the country is already covered by snow, the earliest in many years. Last year at this time, the figure was only 13%.
The severe weather is having a significant impact on travel. As of 6:30 p.m. EST, almost 8,000 flights have been delayed and 780 have been cancelled, according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.
Some of the heaviest snowfall has been in central Minnesota, Ohio, and Indiana. Black ice is to blame for almost 30 accidents in the Indianapolis area alone.
Almost a dozen people have been killed in automobile accidents from Minnesota to Texas as a result of dangerous road conditions on Monday.
In the Great Lakes region, as much as three feet of lake-effect snow is forecast from Ohio to upstate New York.
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