Hundreds of Flights Canceled Due to Winter Storm Bruce

Hundreds of Flights Canceled Due to Winter Storm Bruce

The blizzard warning was issued by the National Weather Service for parts of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa, according to the Associated Press.

It's estimated Russell received three inches of snow, but the wind caused drifts much larger than that. Heavy snow and gusts up to 45 miles per hour were forecast from 10 a.m. Sunday till 4 a.m. Monday.

Other airports that showed flight delays due to weather included Newark in New Jersey, LaGuardia in NY and Boston Logan International.

The National Weather Service is predicting rain to begin falling early Sunday morning in the western part of the state before transitioning to snow by late morning. Some airlines will also waive fees for flight changes. State police at noon reported likely blizzard conditions should exist by about 6 p.m. today (Sunday) and into the night.

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Iowa City and Cedar Rapids remained under a winter storm warning until midnight. the highest snowfall accumulation amounts are expected to occur southeast of Iowa City and Tipton, the weather service said.

Omaha and most of the area north of Interstate 80 was still under a winter weather advisory Sunday morning.

In Southwest Iowa's Bedford, a trained spotter Sunday morning reported near white-out conditions with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.

There were reports of snow as high as 16 inches in parts of Iowa, with other areas reporting 3 inches to 10 inches.

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"If you need a tow or are injured, call 911", the department said in an alert. They're also monitoring possible power outages. That included semitrailers jackknifed across the highway.

Flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that more than 1,200 flights within, into or out of the US were canceled on Sunday, one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Air Travel in many parts of the U.S.is interrupted Monday morning because of a snowstorm in the Midwest.

Despite temperatures around 38 in La Salle-Peru, those temperatures are forecast to fall, as is heavy snow - with Mendota forecast to receive more than Peru and Peru forecast to receive more than Streator.

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This year's blizzard is the worst storm to hit Chicago since November 25-26, 1975, which dumped 8.9 inches on the Windy City. More than 150 flights due to depart from Chicago's O'Hare Airport were cancelled early Monday, according to the site. He said rain will give way to heavy snowfall and "near whiteout conditions" that will make for unsafe travel.

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