Kansas City, MO.
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Winter Storm Q slammed into the Midwest and Southern Plains with full force Thursday, dropping more than a foot of snow in some locations.
Kansas and Missouri took the brunt of snowy side of the storm. Blowing, driving snow forced both states to close parts of Interstate 70 at times Thursday. No flights will go in or out of Kansas City International Airport until at least Friday morning at 7 a.m.
- Kansas State National guard has 24 soldiers in humvees patrolling stretches of I-70, Hwy 54 and Hwy 400 looking for stranded drivers.
- KDOT reports more than 1,000 snowplow drivers are working two shifts to keep the main roads open and as clear as possible.
- United flight from Denver got stuck on the taxiway at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport Thursday evening, local media reports.
- State of Emergency declared.
- 14.2" of snow has fallen in Wichita, making it the 2nd largest snowfall on record.
- Topeka's now reached 9.2", marking the snowiest day since Jan. 9, 1993.
- State government is closed through Friday morning.
- Wichita State University campuses are closed Friday.
- Interstate 70 opened in Boone County after the Missouri Department of Transportation crews worked through the afternoon Thursday to clear away stalled vehicles.
- MoDOT closed State Route WW in Boone County after an overturned tractor-trailer blocked both the east and west lanes.
- State of Emergency declared.
- University of Missouri in Columbia cancelled classes as of noon Thursday.
- Missouri legislators cut their work week short because of concerns about Q.
- No flights will land or depart from Kansas City International airport Thursday night. The airport says crews hope to have runways up and running by Friday at 7 a.m.
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- About 200 flights scheduled Friday out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport were preemptively cancelled
- State DOT website shows road conditions are worsening on highways and interstates across the state. Check road conditions here.
- Chicago is under a Winter Weather Advisory, with the worst of the storm expected to hit overnight.
- Indianapolis Department of Public Works has called on 90 drivers to work overnight keeping the roads clear as the storm moves in, according to the Indianapolis Star.
- Check school delays in the Indianapolis area here.
- Winter Weather Advisories are up for many cities, including Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus. Ice and snow is expected to move in overnight. Click here for the timing of the storm.
- A 19-year-old woman from Callaway died when an SUV lost control, crossed the median and struck her car.
- In Lincoln, the Legislature postponed Thursday afternoon committee hearings.
- The state has issued a snow emergency for Lincoln, Omaha and Council Bluffs.
- The University of Nebraska-Omaha will open at 10 a.m. Friday. All classes before 10 a.m. are cancelled.
- Iowa officials say roads conditions were deteriorating in southern and central Iowa. Visibility was as low as a half mile.
- Hotel managers in southwest Iowa near Percival expect to be fully booked as drivers abandon I-29.
- More than 40 accidents were reported during afternoon rush hour on Thursday in Des Moines. Over 400 power outages were reported in the Quad Cities area.
- 10,000 customers had lost power by Thursday evening. See the full list of Arkansas electric utilities here.
- At least three people were injured when a Russellville School District school bus slid off the road and crashed Wednesday. No one was critically injured.
- The ice storm unfolded across Pocahontas, bringing down numerous trees and power lines.
- Upwards of one foot of snow fell in Alva.
- An 18-year-old driver died Wednesday when his truck skidded on slush and went into oncoming traffic.
- The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said frozen precipitation and near-freezing temperatures created slick and hazardous conditions on some highways in northern and western Oklahoma.