Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Total weekend snow accumulation could reach 12 inches

Total weekend snow accumulation could reach 12 inches

Winter Storm Warnings have been expanded northward into Iowa and Dane counties overnight until 9 a.m. on Friday morning, and for Jefferson County until noon on Friday.

"The snow is here and we can expect anywhere from 4"-7", 5"-9", or even up to 10" of snow in Ingham County.

The weather service predicts snow accumulations of seven to 12 inches, with localized amounts up to 14 inches.

Two more rounds of snow on Saturday and Sunday could add up to 3 more inches, for a total around 8 to 11 inches by Sunday afternoon. We certainly have a good chance of some areas seeing a foot or more of new snow over the next three days.

The Illinois Department of Transportation also has deployed about 370 plows in the Chicago area to clear local expressways.

By early Friday, more than 100 flights were canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan.

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Total weekend snow accumulation could reach 12 inches

Thousands of children in the Midwest got a rare snow day off school Friday as a winter storm moved through the Great Lakes region, dumping almost a foot of the white powder in some places with more on the way.

About 1,050 USA flights were canceled, with about one in five flights into or out of Chicago and Detroit airports called off, according to, which tracks airline traffic. Chicago Public Schools canceled classes Friday.

Schools in Detroit shut for the day along with Wayne State University in Detroit and other schools across MI in the path of the storm.

Eight inches was reported in parts of northern IL and up to about 6 inches was reported the Chicago area. Roads will be snow-covered and slick with slow travel times expected.

A winter storm moving across the Great Lakes that's forecast to drop about a foot of snow in some areas has closed schools and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights. Travelers are advised to check their flight's status before heading to the airport.

Heaviest snowfall seems to have occurred between the Interstate-88/290 and Interstate-80 corridors, where 6 to 8-inches have fallen with more on the way.

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