13 April 2018

US/Canada: Heavy snow to disrupt travel

A storm will bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to a large portion of the US from tomorrow, April 13, into Sunday night, AccuWeather claims.

Strong winds will cause extensive blowing and drifting snow and difficult travel conditions for an extended period of time this weekend.

Airline passengers should anticipate flight delays and a high number of flight cancellations in Minneapolis.

Other major cities in the region likely to be adversely affected by the snowstorm include Sioux City, Iowa; Valentine, Nebraska; Rapid City, Huron and Pierre, South Dakota; Miles City, Montana; Ortonville, Minnesota; and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Significant turbulence is likely and may lead to issues during landing and take-off well away from the centre of the blizzard and may impact the hubs of Denver, St. Louis, and Chicago.

A significant build-up of ice may occur in part of Ontario, northern New York state and northern New England.

Travellers in any of the affected areas are advised to check the status of their flight in advance.