Weather Disruption: Holiday Travel Likely To Be Impacted By 2 Storm Systems

ABC News As of this morning we are watching unsettled weather moving across parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains from California to Kansas

The Great Lakes region is going to see "significant snow and blizzard conditions that will continue into early tomorrow".

With this blast of winter weather, New York City officials have declared a "Code Blue".

Farther south, precipitation was in the form of rain and thunderstorms.

Another system is forecast to develop in the mid-Atlantic Sunday, moving as a nor'easter into Monday. On Sunday, residents at higher elevations are expected to receive snow, too.

The storm system follows one that arrived Wednesday night, bringing high winds and power outages to thousands of homes and up to a foot of snow in northern Maine.

The companies said they had cancelled 27 flights at O'Hare and two at Midway as people scrambled to get home on the year's busiest travel weekend. "Everybody thinks the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest; it is not".

There were 100 flights canceled Saturday and another 182 delayed at Denver International Airport because of winds.

The storm has hammered parts of the country for days over the Thanksgiving period, dumping heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundating other areas with rain.

The weather will impact morning and evening commutes on Monday, the NWS says, and could make travel "very hard to impossible" with blowing snow reducing visibility.

A small-engined plane carrying 12 people crashed shortly after take-off Saturday afternoon in South Dakota, killing nine people and injuring three others.

Two boys, ages 5 and 8, died Saturday near Patton, Missouri, when the vehicle they were riding in was swept off flooded roads.

Major highways have reopened in Wyoming and Colorado, a day after snow and high winds caused blizzard conditions and clogged roads with snow drifts.

"It wouldn't surprise me if it was maybe a little more than that", Watson said. The Governor also announced 524,000 tons of salt is available to help combat black ice and snowy roads. "Still, enough snow could pile up in neighborhoods around the city to warrant plowing". The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Duluth was being socked in two directions on Saturday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Caleb Grunzke: A storm front was bearing down on the city from the southwest, while counterclockwise winds were pulling in lake-effect snows.

That was added to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow that fell before Thanksgiving.

Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour created ground blizzards and below-zero wind chill temperatures in some areas. A wind gust of 124kmh was reported in the mountains between Cheyenne and Laramie, Mr Lyons said.

All roads in and out of Casper were closed Saturday morning, including the entire 300-mile stretch of Interstate 25 in Wyoming.

Major interstates in Colorado that closed Saturday also were reopened by Sunday morning.

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