Live updates: Trees snap, roads turn treacherous as winter storm unleashes ice, snow from Boston to Chicago

By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather staff writer
By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer
February 13, 2019, 4:58:14 AM EST

As of 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, this story is no longer being updated.

Over 100,000 are without power as a major winter storm unleashes dangerous snow and ice from New York City to Chicago.

The snow and ice combination caused significant travel delays and widespread power outages across the interior Northeast as snow and ice expanded into New York City and Boston throughout the day.

Disruptive snow and ice are also targeting the Midwest, including in and around Detroit and Chicago.

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11:28 p.m. EST Tuesday:

A widespread 3 to 6 inches of snow and sleet accumulation has been reported across Massachusetts and Connecticut. Nearly 50 percent of all flights were canceled out of LaGuardia International Airport in New York City today, while Boston Logan International canceled 20 percent.

Meanwhile, wind gusts as high as 45 miles per hour continue to batter Michigan, where nearly 16,000 customers are currently without power.

9:00 p.m. EST Tuesday:

Snow will wind down around the Great Lakes tonight, except for lake effect in Michigan, which will continue through tomorrow.

Some schools across New England are canceling or delaying class tomorrow.

Minnesota Department of Transporation issued a No Travel Advisory for Highway 105 due to poor visibility.

7:35 p.m. EST Tuesday:

Latest map of reports generally 1 to 4 inches across South New England today.

Significant icing will continue across parts of the Northeast through tonight which will cause dangerous and difficult travel and possible power outages.

The icy mix will transition to rain Tuesday night as temperatures rise above freezing along the I-95 Corridor from Philadelphia to New York City and through southern New England.

7:05 p.m. EST Tuesday:

NWS New York, New York reports roadways are still dangerous and slippery. Temperatures across New York City and Long Island are now above freezing, however temperatures will fall overnight.

6:20 p.m. EST Tuesday:

There is a detour southbound on I-35 near Ellendale due to a jackknifed semi.

Multiple crashes being reported on I-35 between Owatonna and Iowa border. Officials are urging motorists to use caution and expect delays.

5:05 p.m. EST Tuesday:

West-central Wisconsin has received the most snow from this winter storm so far with several reports of over a foot of snow accumulating around La Crosse. This has been the largest snowstorm in La Crosse in the month of February since 2007.

Up to 14 inches fell in Tomah, Wisconsin, located just east of La Crosse, making it one of the snowiest spots in the entire region.

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Meanwhile, snow has returned to the Chicago area after a break in the wintry precipitation this morning. People should use extreme caution when walking on snowy surfaces as the snow may be covering ice.

3:35 p.m. EST Tuesday:

Flight cancellations have climbed over 2,000 at airports across the Northeast and Midwest, according to Flightstats, amid a far-reaching winter storm packing snow and ice.

3:15 p.m. EST Tuesday:

Trees are snapping due to the weight of ice accumulating on branches in areas of Maryland west of Baltimore. This can lead to an increasing number of power outages across the region into Tuesday night.


(Photo/Howard County Police)

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(Photo/Howard County Police)

Farther north, road conditions are deteriorating with slow travel reported across much of Massachusetts. The weather may have contributed to several accidents across the state, which have further slowed traffic.

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A truck that rolled over on Route 28 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, on Tuesday. (Photo/Falmouth Police)

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