Blizzard rages in Midwest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Blizzard conditions continue across much of the Midwest and air travel has been disrupted throughout the region.

The storm formed in the Rocky Mountains on Friday and then swept into northern Nebraska and Iowa overnight. By this morning, heavy snow and strong winds had created blizzard conditions across eastern South Dakota, northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota. The storm is moving east into Minnesota's Twin Cities and western Wisconsin.

With near whiteout conditions in many areas, Minnesota transportation officials have closed highways, pulled plows off roads in the southern part of the state and have told drivers to stay home.

Between 8 and 18 inches of snow are expected in Minnesota. Heavy snow also is falling in northern Iowa, where up to 10 inches are expected, and eastern South Dakota.

The snow is expected to be followed by dangerous cold.

Even the New York Giants are having a hard time getting to Minneapolis for tomorrow's 1 p.m. game with the Vikings.

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