Massive winter storm grounds 1,100 US flights, several states affected
CHICAGO (AFP) - A massive winter storm pounding the northern United States grounded over 1,100 flights, closed hundreds of schools and made roadways impassible on Tuesday.
More than a dozen states from Minnesota to Virginia were in the path of the huge storm which had already dumped as much as 60 centimetres of snow in Montana and 38 centimetres in North Dakota.
The heavily populated Chicago area was expected to get as much as 2.5 centimetres of snow an hour during the evening rush, the National Weather Service said.
Hundreds of plows were working the Windy City's roads and freeways but with up to 25 centimetres of snow expected, there was no way they could keep up.