Snow-related accidents close I-70 in Kansas, I-80 in Nebraska

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The advisory covers Midland, Bay, and Saginaw Counties starting at 11 p.m. this evening; those areas could get between five and seven inches. Snowfall rates in excess of 1 inch per hour will be possible.

Winter Weather Advisory from 6 a.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Sunday. The hazardous weather outlook calls for poor driving conditions due to blowing snow.

For the St. Louis region, this storm will bring significant wind and falling temperatures but not much snow.

At Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the sixth-busiest in the world, at least 197 flights were canceled as of Sunday morning, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

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The affected areas include Cook, DuPage, Kendall, Grundy and Will counties, the National Weather Service said in a winter storm warning.

Many in the region made a decision to hit the road on Saturday in order to beat the oncoming storm, filling area gas stations.

The Nebraska State Patrol closed westbound I-80 between Lincoln and Omaha because of the crashes on Sunday morning, which included semitrailer trucks jackknifed across the highway.

Strong winds and snow created blizzard conditions across much of Nebraska and parts of Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.

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As much as a foot was expected in Chicago.

More than 18,000 customers had lost electric power by early Sunday afternoon as a threatened blizzard packing winds near 50 miles per hour began knocking down power lines.

"We'll see some spots over a foot of snow, a lot of places 6 to 12 inches, and that means a lot of troubles all over the roads", Reichmuth said.

Kluber said the storm was expected to hit the Chicago region sometime Sunday evening. Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest from the roads during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s.

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