Spring storms cancel flights, close highways
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