wintry weather

The Latest: Maine driver killed in crash on snowy road

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — The Latest on snow and rain causing accidents and closures on the East Coast and in the Midwest (all times local):2:30 p.m.Police in Maine say a 21-year-old driver died in a crash on a snowy road in New Portland, Maine.The crash took place at about 1:45 a.m. on Monday just as snow was beginning to accumulate on roads throughout northern New England. Police say Connie Graham, of Hampden, was the sole occupant of a vehicle that struck trees.

Snow, freezing rain, rain make for messy morning commute

CHICAGO (AP) — Snow, freezing rain and rain could make for a messy Monday morning commute as a winter storm pushes further east.The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories for parts of the Great Lakes and the Northeast.As of Sunday night, the storm had dumped more than a half-foot on several states in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions, causing dangerous travel conditions.

Winter storm dumps foot of snow, causes crashes in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm blowing across southern Minnesota has dumped up to a foot of light, fluffy snow, making road slicks and causing hundreds of crashes.The Minnesota State Patrol has responded to 600 crashes statewide since Saturday morning and more than 220 spinouts. No fatal or serious injuries are reported.Redwood Falls in southwestern Minnesota reports just over a foot of snow Sunday. Nine inches of snow fell on Pine Island and Le Center.

Have travel plans? Prepare for cold rain and snow

CHICAGO (AP) — This weekend is bringing a blanket of snow to the Great Lakes and the Northeast ahead of an expected dip into Arctic-cold temperatures.The wintry weather mostly moved out of the Plains overnight, pushing further into Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.The National Weather Service said Chicago will see an additional 3 to 5 inches Sunday. Flight-tracking websites showed delayed arrivals at Midway Airport, but not O'Hare.

North half of Iowa under winter weather advisory for weekend

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory this weekend for the northern half of Iowa, where some places could see as much as 8 inches of snow.Snow was already falling in the region by Saturday morning. The advisory goes into effect Saturday afternoon through midafternoon Sunday. The service says accumulation of 2 to 4 inches is expected around Highway 30 north of Des Moines to 6 to 8 inches northeast in areas around Mason City and Waterloo.