Spring storms can­cel flights, close high­ways

USA TODAY International Edition - - FRONT PAGE - Jes­sica Guynn

A win­ter-like spring storm cov­ered the Up­per Mid­west in heavy snow and ice Sun­day while bring­ing high winds and even tor­na­does far­ther south.

The com­bi­na­tion of snow and wind grounded hun­dreds of flights, closed high­ways and can­celed Ma­jor League base­ball games and church ser­vices. And Mother Na­ture’s April sur­prise isn’t over yet. More snow is pos­si­ble from two storm sys­tems in the week ahead.

On Sun­day, heavy snow fell from the Up­per Mid­west to the Up­per Great Lakes with a chance of rain and freez­ing rain from the Great Lakes to the North­east, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice. Heavy rain was pos­si­ble from the Mid-At­lantic to parts of the Tennessee Val­ley.

In the Mil­wau­kee area, snow and freez­ing rain wreaked havoc on roads, caused power out­ages and made roofs col­lapse. The storm could dump an ad­di­tional 8 to 15 inches of snow on the Green Bay area, which got nearly a foot of snow on Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sentinel.

“It’s prob­a­bly go­ing to go in the record books as a his­toric April snow­storm,” Roy Eck­berg of the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice told the news­pa­per.

Peo­ple help push a car stuck Satur­day dur­ing a snow­storm. DAVID JOLES/AP

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