Significant winter storm brings heavy snow and ice to Midwest, Plains

Significant winter storm brings heavy snow and ice to Midwest, Plains:

A strong winter storm is bringing heavy snow and ice from the Plains to the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes, US on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing major road and air traffic problems. The storm is named Jaxon by The Weather Channel.

Hundreds of flights were canceled across the Plains and Midwest on Sunday and Monday. About 400 into and out of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport Monday morning before conditions deteriorated so much the airport had to be closed during the afternoon. More than 100 flights were canceled in Chicago and about 200 in Denver on Sunday.

A 320 km (200 miles) long stretch of Interstate 70 was closed this morning east of Denver to WaKeeney, Kansas. Travel was not advised in much of eastern Colorado and western Kansas as heavy snow produced extremely dangerous driving conditions. Similar conditions were reported in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, both areas under blizzard warnings.

H/t reader kevin a.

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