Foot of snow blankets parts of Midwest, disrupts travel


A major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country while another system blanketed parts of the Southwest with snow.

The storms disrupted travel and shuttered many schools. There were closures of several coronavirus testing sites on Monday and Tuesday in Nebraska and Iowa. Both states saw 12 to 15 inches of snow in places.

At least 4 inches of snow was expected through Tuesday across most of an area stretching from central Kansas northeast to Chicago and southern Michigan.

The storm made travel treacherous in places as wind-whipped snow piled up. In the Southwest, more than a foot of snow fell in the mountains of Southern California, Nevada and Arizona.