Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Midwest's Winter Storm Packs a Wallop, Vexing Holiday Travelers

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Midwest's Winter Storm Packs a Wallop, Vexing Holiday Travelers

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Big winter storm galloping across the US has been blamed in three road deaths. Conditions are grounding flights in Minneapolis, other cities.

Many holiday travelers are getting socked with a one-two punch, as a

blizzard barreling across the Midwest Thursday follows a storm just

days earlier that set snowfall records on the East Coast. Thursday's

storm, expected to dump as much as 22 inches of snow, has already

snarled air traffic and caused people to delay holiday road trips.

While the storm adds to holiday travel frustrations, it will mean a

white Christmas for many. By Christmas Day, snow is expected to

exceed one foot in parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and

the Dakotas. That, however, not the present everyone wanted this

year. In Minneapolis, at least 150 flights have been canceled,

causing airline delays across the Midwest. Forecasters say the storm

could hang around until Saturday, bringing high winds and blizzard

conditions. The National Weather Service says driving will be

treacherous as winds could reach 40 miles per hour in some areas. …

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