Northwest Indiana Hit by Lake Effect Snow as it Leaves Chicago Area

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 (UPI) — More lake-effect snow will move out of Chicago and into northwestern Indiana thanks to heavy winds in the region, meteorologists said Friday. said shifting winds were expected to move lake-effect snow out of the Chicago area Friday morning after depositing as much as 10 inches of the white stuff in northern Illinois.

The inclement weather is expected to create travel problems due to the heavy snowfall and winds drifting snow throughout the day.

Winter weather conditions are expected to limit visibility on roads in the region and leave many roadways coated with snow. said flight delays and cancellations are also expected to continue throughout the day at Chicago airports and those travel problems could impact air travel throughout the nation. More than 500 flights were canceled at O’Hare International and Midway airports Thursday.

Meanwhile, cold weather is plaguing much of the Southeastern United States, prompting school cancellations and travel warnings in parts of Georgia, CNN reported.

Frigid temperatures and strong winds also prompted a wind chill advisory in Arkansas.

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