A colossal blizzard roaring across a third of the country has paralyzed the nation’s heartland with ice and snow.
The monstrous storm billed as the worst in decades delivered knock-out after knock-out as it made its way from Texas to Maine. It’s brought Chicago and the rest of the Midwest to a halt and prompted a region-wide snow day.
For the first time in history, the state of Missouri shut down Interstate 70 between St. Louis and Kansas City due to a winter storm. The newspaper in Tulsa, Okla., canceled its print edition for the first time in more than a century. And in Chicago, public schools called a snow day for the first time in 12 years.
Meanwhile back in Michigan, Alcona and Iosco counties have been added to the Blizzard Warning list through 7 p.m. Alpena and Oscoda counties are now under a winter storm warning.
Places like Harrisville are expected to see an additional 3 to 5 inches of snow today. Alpena could see another 2-4 inches with locally higher amounts possible.
Strong winds, blowing and drifting snow and sub-zero wind chills will make travel treacherous in many areas.