Post-Thanksgiving Winter Storm Snarls Traffic and Leaves Thousands Stranded

By Paul Riegler on 26 November 2018
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DSC_0594An early winter storm snarled traffic, left tens of thousands of passengers stranded, and resulted in the death of at least one person over the holiday weekend.

Blizzard-like conditions in the Midwest caused numerous flight delays and cancellations on Sunday and Monday at Chicago O’Hare International, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, and Kansas City International airports, while strong winds and heavy rain resulted in many delays and cancellations at Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Ronald Reagan National, and Philadelphia International airports.

Chicago officials said that it was one of the worst November storms ever to hit the region, closing hundreds of schools and knocking out power to more than 340,000 homes and businesses.

In Michigan, a 48-year-old woman was killed in an accident on M-66 in Ionia County. The car slid sideways into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service said that the rain would turn to snow as the storm reaches New England, with accumulations of more than 12” (30 centimeters) in some areas in upstate New York and northern Maine.

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