A National Weather Service winter weather advisory was expiring at noon for La Salle, but the heaviest snow likely already has fallen.
Although an additional 3 to 5 inches of accumulated snow was expected in some areas, partly sunny skies are expected to take place in the afternoon.
"The good news is we're tried and tested here", he said. "We're up to it". The storm could drop up to 14 inches (36 cm) of snow in some areas, the National Weather Service said. Eight inches were reported in parts of northern IL and in New Carlisle in northern Indiana.
As of 7:20 a.m. Sunday, 127 flights were canceled at O'Hare, and another 20 other flights were canceled at Midway, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. Almost 245 flights were canceled at Midway International Airport. "I saw the plows come by, so I figured I'd get a jump on it so I wouldn't have to shovel it when it's 4 feet high".
The storm system stretches from western Montana across the Dakotas and parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and IL, and reaches as far east as southern MI.
Meteorologist Heather Orow in Grand Rapids, Mich., said Friday morning the storm is "generally going to be an issue for travel". The weather service advised drivers to use caution while traveling on snow-covered roads with limited visibilities. A pileup on the same highway just east of Kalamazoo in southwestern MI of collected 38 vehicle including 16 semitrailers in eastbound lanes Friday afternoon, causing only minor injuries.
The last nine days weren't for nothing, Chicago.
City officials announced school closures in Chicago, Detroit and Milwaukee because of the weather. Schools across Nebraska and Iowa also closed or delayed the start of classes.
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