A city of Winona truck crosses Front Street while treating icy roads Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Winona, Minn. Winter Storm Luna moved through the area leaving snow and ice in its wake. (AP Photo/Winona Daily News, Joe Ahlquist)
Winter Storm Luna dumped snow and ice on the Midwest this weekend before moving into the Northeast and snarling Monday morning travel.
Several hundred schools are closed in the Detroit, Michigan region due to Winter Storm Luna. The snow began falling Sunday night in downtown Detroit followed by freezing rain. Accidents dotted the roads in the Detroit metro region.
The freezing rain and snow is moving into the Northeast Monday morning. In Washington D.C. most schools districts are opening late. The federal government and several other major employers are also opening late on Monday.
"There will be some very trick travel during the morning rush hour," says Winter Weather Expert Tom Niziol.
Flight cancellations and delays are rolling in throughout the Northeast corridor, including Newark, Laguardia, Philadelphia, and Dulles.
However, there is good news. Winter Storm Luna will be short-lived.
"Fortunately, areas that see light ice accumulations in the Mid-Atlantic States should see temperatures rise as Monday wears on, melting that ice later on," reports weather.com Senior Meteorologist Jon Erdman.
Winter Weather Expert Tom Niziol says the storm will move rapidly through the Northeast corridor, and will likely impact the Boston area for the evening commute.
"The biggest significant impact will be freezing rain on roadways," says Niziol. "But I don't think we'll see many power outages."
On Sunday, officials canceled flights and closed roads from Minnesota to Illinois. Flights in and out of Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis were grounded Sunday because of icy runways.
Roads were particularly treacherous in Nebraska and Iowa Sunday. Numerous crashed were reported on icy roads from Sioux City, Nebraska to Iowa. Interstate 35 was blocked by tractor trailers struggling to get traction on teh roadway in Franklin County, Iowa.