Winter Storm Blasts Upper Midwest

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Blizzard conditions in the upper Midwest stranded commuters, closed schools and grounded hundreds of flights on Monday.

Parts of Minnesota received up to 15 inches of snow. Passengers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport were stranded as the Twin Cities saw white out conditions.

Wisconsin was blanketed with 12 inches of snow and the storm brought with it winds of 15 to 30 mph.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said driving conditions were hazardous as the storm brought a mix of ice, snow and high winds to the southern part of the state and heavier snow farther north. The agency said numerous slide-offs and crashes had been reported on interstates by Sunday night.

Early Monday, the National Weather Service reported up to 10 inches of snow had fallen on parts of southern Michigan since the storm began Sunday afternoon. Detroit received 10.1 inches of the white stuff and city crews continued to clear Motor City streets Monday afternoon.

A winter storm warning remained in effect in southwest Michigan, with forecasters predicting up to 3 inches more of snow and warning that high winds could cause blowing snow and drifts.

The storm continues to head east. Winter storm warning are in effect for New York City, Philadelphia, and Rhode Island.

Get Updates as the Winter Storm Moves East:

National Weather Service

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