A plane carrying 129 people skidded from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City on Saturday, following a winter storm that covered many parts of the US midwest in snow and ice. The massive storm which dumped 10in of snow on some areas prompted the cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights at Chicago airports. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part or all of at least 15 states on Sunday stretching from southeast Missouri to the northern tip of Maine. Amtrak canceled some trains from Chicago to Washington and New York and between New York and Boston and Pennsylvania on Sunday. In Nebraska, authorities closed Omaha’s Eppley Airfield on Friday afternoon after a Southwest Airlines plane slid off an ice-slicked runway.
Source: The Guardian January 19, 2019 23:33 UTC