Midwest snowstorm closes schools and grounds flights

Blizzard and winter storm warnings were issued for a large swath of the central Plains and Great Lakes region.

By Associated Press |

Photo: Rich Hein, Associated Press
Motorists struggle to navigate through the snow and slush in Chicago. The National Weather Service has issued winter-weather warnings and advisories across the upper Midwest.

CHICAGO — Schools in several states were closed Monday after a snowstorm blanketed much of the Midwest, canceling hundreds of flights.

The National Weather Service issued blizzard and winter storm warnings Sunday for a large swath of the central Plains and Great Lakes region.

Flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that more than 1,200 flights headed to or from the U.S. were canceled on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

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