Blizzard conditions affect travel locally and nationally

We aren't the only ones having to weather this massive storm...

All across the Midwest travel has been dangerous. Flights have been cancelled, and the troops have even been called in to help.

It started in the Southwest and is halfway through its track to the Northeast. Winter storm and blizzard warnings were put up all along the path from New Mexico to New England.

The entire mid-section of the country was gripped by snowy and icy conditions on Tuesday. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a record 13-point-2 inches of snow fell.

Icy conditions led to slide-off accidents all across Nebraska as much of the state set record lows for windchills, at negative 35 degrees.

Folks were being told to stay off the roads in Indianapolis as icy conditions moved in.

And just to our west in Illinois, the national guard was deployed to help. 500 troops were out on the roads in the state to free stranded drivers.

This storm is wreaking havoc on travel across the country. Over 7,700 flights have been cancelled nationwide since the storm started on Monday.

Many flights from the South Bend Regional Airport have been cancelled for Wednesday, and if you have a flight out of Chicago, both Midway and O'hare are expecting limited or no operation on Wednesday, so call ahead.

The earliest Coach USA bus out of South Bend to Chicago would be at 12:30 P.M. on Wednesday, if it is not cancelled.

And for those hitting the roads on Wednesday, the snow won't be as bad, but the winds will still be causing blowing and drifting plus reduced visibility.


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