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BLIZZARD HAMPERS TRAVEL IN IOWA & NEBRASKA (Update)

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Some highways and other roadways remain covered with snow or ice following the wind-whipped snowstorm that blasted through much of Nebraska and the southern half of Iowa.

Flights out of O’Hare Airport in Chicago were cancelled this morning as two inches of snow fell per hour in the Windy City.

That affected morning flights to Sioux City and Dallas.

The heaviest Nebraska snow occurred Sunday in the southeast corner of the state, with Tecumseh reporting 9 inches.

The National Weather Service says the storm dumped 17 inches on Oskaloosa in south-central Iowa.

Updated 2:56pm 11/26/18

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A winter snow storm crippled parts of southern Iowa and Nebraska Sunday as blizzard conditions and over a foot of snow hampered travelers trying to return home from the Thanksgiving holiday.

Interstate 29 was closed near the Iowa-Missouri border Sunday afternoon and the Nebraska State Patrol closed westbound I-80 between Lincoln and Omaha because of a dozen crashes on Sunday morning, which included semitrailer trucks jackknifed across the highway.

Kansas officials urged drivers to stay off the roads because of dangerous conditions across much of that state.

Forecasters predict more than a foot of snow in southeast Nebraska, northeast Kansas, northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa.

Several inches of snow were expected to fall in Des Moines Sunday.

Photos by Nebraska State Patrol