REPORTS: Snow Impacted Travel from Missouri to New England

By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
February 01, 2014; 8:30 PM
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UPDATE: As of 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, this blog will no longer be updated.


A winter storm brought disruptive snow and ice Saturday from the Midwest into northern New England.

Freezing rain created icy conditions and hazardous driving conditions from near Wichita, Kan., to the southern suburbs of Kansas City, Mo. Snow blanketed areas from Kansas City, Mo., to Chicago for much of Saturday, with up to 8 inches across Chicagoland.

Roads became snow covered and treacherous on Saturday, including interstates 29, 35, 39, 80 and 80/94. Icy conditions made travel quite hazardous on the Kansas Turnpike, I-70, I-55, I-57, I-65 and I-74.

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Snow made its way into Canada on Saturday night and impacted Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

Over 4,000 flight cancellations and delays -- mostly delays -- occurred at the airports due to de-icing of airplanes and snow and ice removal operations on runways.

Areas in the interior mid-Atlantic and the Northeast also received a wintry mix on Saturday night.


Updates: (All times are listed in Central Time)

7:00 p.m. Saturday: 7.8 inches of snow fell 1 mile southwest of Prairie City, Ill., an NWS spotter said.

6:00 p.m. Saturday: 6.2 inches of snow fell 2 miles northwest of Joliet, Ill., an NWS employee reported.

5:15 p.m. Saturday: Nearly 1,000 flights have been canceled or delayed at O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, according to FlightStats.

A screen displays flight status information at O'Hare airport on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

4:40 p.m. Saturday: 4.3 inches of snow fell 3 miles southwest of Midway airport, Chicago, an NWS cooperative observer reported.

4:15 p.m. Saturday: 7.2 inches of snow fell 1 mile southwest of Stronghurst, Illinois, an NWS spotter reported.

3:20 p.m. Saturday: More than 650 flights have been canceled and another 2,500 delayed in the U.S., according to FlightStats.

2:40 p.m. Saturday: Six inches of snow and 0.10 inches of freezing rain fell at Industry, Ill., NWS spotter reported.

1:55 p.m. Saturday: Slippery travel, with icy patches, possible around the Milwaukee area, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Webcam shows traffic on I-43/94.

1:45 p.m. Saturday: Difficult travel conditions are reported across northern Indiana, the Indiana Department of Transportation said.

1:30 p.m. Saturday: Illinois snow totals: 6.8 inches, Peoria; 6, Peotone; 5.8, Galesburg; 5.8, Altona; 4, Rogers Park; and 3.7, Moline Quad-City Airport, compiled by the National Weather Service, NWS spotters and CoCoRaHS.

1:25 p.m. Saturday: Slick, snowy travel around Detroit. A vehicle skidded off I-94 at Wayne Road, according to this webcam from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

1:05 p.m. Saturday: An average of 40-minute delays are being reported at the Detroit airport, the FAA said.

11:45 a.m. Saturday: Along Highway 401 in northern Toronto, snow was covering parts of the roadways as the afternoon approached.

10:30 a.m. Saturday: In and around Chicago, snofall totals were between 2.5 and 3.5 inches with another round of snow on the way.

9:24 a.m. Saturday: In Michigan, a coating of snow is on the roadways going west on I-96 and I-196 in Grand Rapids.

9:09 a.m. Saturday:The front edge of snow has pushed through Michigan and into southern Ontario. Already about an inch of snow has fallen just north of Detroit.

8:26 a.m. Saturday: Traffic cameras of the intersection of I-80 and I-65 show very light volume this morning, as well as snow partially covering the roadways.

7:58 a.m. Saturday: The city of Hannibal, Mo., along the border between northern Missouri and Illinois, reported up to 0.25 inches of ice covering elevated surfaces and leaving the main roadways covered with slush.

7:16 a.m. Saturday: Locations in eastern Iowa report snowfall totals as the heaviest portion of the storm departs. Accumulations include 2 inches southwest of Durant, Iowa and 6 inches in Lee County in southeastern Iowa.

6:03 a.m. Saturday: One of the highest snow totals of the storm so far comes in at Adiar, Illinois. A total of 7.5 inches of snow has come from the storm so far.

5:30 a.m. Saturday: Traffic camera from the Illinois Tollway at I-355 and I-88 shows reduced visibility and partially snow-covered roads west of Chicago.

4:27 a.m. Saturday: A trained NWS weather spotter reports 5 inches of snow in Kirksville, Mo., in the northern part of the state.

3:35 a.m. Saturday: Steady snow is approaching the Chicagoland area from the west. Moderate snow is being reported in the Quad Cities area and the heavier snow rates will reach the western suburbs of Chicago before 6 a.m.

2:32 a.m. Saturday: A quarter inch of sleet was measured at the KCTV5 studios near Kansas City, reports the NWS.

1:28 a.m. Saturday: The NWS, via Atchison County, Kansas dispatch, reports 2-3 inches of snow near the Atchison and Jefferson county line.

1:00 a.m. Saturday: An inch of snow has fallen in the past hour at Kansas City International Airport. A traffic cam from Missouri DOT shows roads near Downtown Kansas City are snow covered.

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