Heavy snow wallops Southern Iowa

Heavy snow wallops Southern Iowa

Chicago Weather: Blizzard Warning issued for Chicago area starting at 6 PM

(CNN)Thousands of flights were canceled or delayed and 14 million people were under a blizzard warning Sunday as a storm brought snow, wind and rain to large stretches of the Midwest on a major Thanksgiving holiday travel day.

Blizzard conditions in Hays, KS this morning. Many without power #kswx @LisaTeachman @KSNNews @KWCH12 @KAKEnews @NWSDodgeCity @weatherchannel pic.twitter.com/EKtEpXvkwD

The governor’s office said Wester Energy and Midwest Energy are reporting power outages across several counties, including some in northeastern Kansas. As of noon Sunday, restoration times for those outages were unknown.

Millions under blizzard warning as winter storm impacts holiday travel

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Officials reminded travelers that the safest option is to remain inside their car, as road crews may have trouble seeing people walking along the road in the low visibility conditions.

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Many idly waited as routes through the Illinois city and Kansas City were badly effected and the situation only got worse as by 6pm, approximately 1,200 flights leaving from the United States or heading to the country were put on hold.

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