Early season snowstorm coats Midwestern US, affects travel

22 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Snow piles up beyond expected amounts in Midwest.

People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after the first significant snowstorm of the season dumped between a few inches and 20 inches of snow across the Upper Midwest, blanketing a swath from South Dakota to Michigan. The National Weather Service said the snow, which first fell in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa on Friday, would head northeast into Canada late Saturday after moving through Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. About 60 miles northwest of Chicago, the village of Capron had received 14.6 inches by Saturday morning, spurring village employee Robert Lukes into action clearing sidewalks with his snowblower in the community of about 1,400 people.

He said the snowfall was wet, with a layer of slush underneath that made the work slow going. “It’s a typical first snow for us, but it’s a pain in the butt.

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