Winter Storm Quo Disrupting Travel in Midwest, Northern New England
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Spring may be on its way, but March kicked off with a winter storm that is causing travel headaches for people throughout the Upper Midwest and northern New England.
Dubbed Winter Storm Quo, Weather.com is reporting that the heaviest snowfalls will take place in the southern portion of Michigan, upstate New York and northern Maine. The storm forecast is also calling for freezing rain, sleet and snow throughout the impacted areas as well.
For travelers looking to hit the roads during the storm, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued as bridges and ramps begin to freeze over and roads become slippery due to winter conditions continue to deteriorate.
Authorities suggest drivers reduce speed and keep a safe distance during Tuesday’s commute.
As for those traveling via airplane on Tuesday, cancellations and delays in the Midwest have become the norm due to Winter Storm Quo. As of 9 a.m. ET, over 210 flights have been cancelled from Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport, causing travel issues throughout the United States, according to FlightAware.com.
While meteorologists do not expect Winter Storm Quo to dump as much snow as previous weather patterns, there is still potential for as much as 12 inches of snow in areas in the direct path of the storm.
Winter Storm Quo is expected to cause travel headaches throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, but the area from Upper Midwest to northern New England should be back to fully operational on Wednesday.
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