Blizzard halts travel in north-central US as snow totals exceed a foot
By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
April 16, 2018, 6:30:51 AM EDT
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Although the worst of the blizzard is winding down in the north-central U.S., several inches of additional snowfall is still expected across northeastern Wisconsin and much of Michigan on Monday. The snow expected for the northern half of the lower peninsula will replace the ice storm from this weekend.
Widespread snowfall totals of a foot or more have been common from Nebraska and South Dakota to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Saturday became Minneapolis's second-snowiest April day on record with 11.1 inches of snow measured. Snowfall has reached 23.7 inches at Green Bay, Wisconsin, making this snowstorm the second largest in the city's history.
After being shut down on Saturday, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport remains open. However, flight delays continue to mount.
As roads further become clogged and winds blow and drift the snow around, travel will continue to be extremely treacherous, if not impossible, from Marquette to Traverse City, Michigan.
Travel is not being advised on many roads across northern Wisconsin, including a stretch of I-39, according to Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
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The heaviest snow and strongest winds across the upper Great Lakes will continue to slowly wind down on Monday.
Aside from a few lingering flurries, the snow will end around Minneapolis on Monday.
Snow showers will also stream from southern Michigan to the central Appalachians Monday into Tuesday morning. Motorists should be advised for pockets of heavier snow to coat roads. This includes from Detroit to Cleveland to Pittsburgh.
Even where the snow has come to an end in the Upper Midwest, there can still be school closures and other disruptions where crews have yet to clear secondary roads.
The icy mix is extending eastward to New England, while severe weather will threaten the Southeast and southern mid-Atlantic to end this weekend.
The storm will finally track far enough to the east to release its grip on the north-central United States on Tuesday. Attention will then turn toward another storm that may deliver a narrow swipe of accumulating snow across the region at midweek.
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