Friday, November 17, 2017

Snowstorm weakening after dumping snow in Midwest

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DETROIT — The first widespread snowstorm of the season weakened as it moved east Friday, but not before it dumped more than 1½ feet of snow in Michigan and made travel difficult in the Great Lakes region.

A semitrailer truck went out of control on a bridge slick with snow, barreled down an embankment and struck a concrete barrier in Indiana, killing the driver. In Michigan, a school bus carrying six children crashed into a tree that had fallen across a road in near white-out conditions. There were no injuries in that accident.

The storm, part of a system that began in the Rockies earlier in the week, was blamed for deaths in at least five states. Snow was forecast Friday in Pennsylvania, and the system was developing a second front with a mix of snow and rain in the New York City area and New Jersey. It was expected to "spin its way northward through New England and into Canada" into the weekend, National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Adam said.

In Gaylord, Mich., where Adam is based, people were digging out of what he called "concrete snow" — precipitation that was heavy, wet and hard to handle. Adam said he had to snow-blow for the second time in 12 hours and take a chain saw to a downed tree on his street before he could get out for work Friday morning. The area recorded 19.6 inches of snow.

"It's a big wallop of winter weather," Adam said.

Aviation officials and travelers welcomed sunny skies in Chicago, where more than 500 flights were canceled at the two airports the day before. Only 50 flights were canceled Friday, and a similar number faced delays of up to two hours.

Utility crews worked to restore power in a half-dozen states, but thousands remained without service after heavy snow and strong winds pulled down lines. Some schools canceled classes for a second day.

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