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LIVE: Snow, Ice Storm Cancels Hundreds of Flights in Midwest

As another winter storm ramps up, snow and ice has begun to pummel the Midwest and will continue to spread into the Northeast.

At Chicago O'Hare International Airport, hundreds of flights were canceled early Tuesday morning as snow and ice created two-hour delays for some departing and arriving flights. Slick roads were reported across Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota.

"From the Upper Midwest to Northeast and even parts of the mid-Atlantic, roads are going to be very slippery," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Maggie Samuhel said.

"Conditions will be worse at the start than the finish of the storm, though," she said. "By the afternoon, the wintry mix will change into plain rain and the ice will start to melt for areas in the Midwest and Ohio Valley."


UPDATES: (All times are listed in CST)

11:27 CST: Minnesota State Patrol Public report that officers in the Minneapolis- St. Paul area responded to 111 accidents Tuesday morning. Thirteen had injuries but no fatalities occurred.

10:56 a.m. CST:

9:51 a.m. CST: Snow covers roadways in parts of Michigan with sleet beginning to enhance already hazardous conditions, Michigan Emergency Management reports.

9:02 a.m. CST:

8:58 a.m. CST:

8:51 a.m. CST: Road conditions in across northern Illinois range from patchy snow and ice to completely covered, the Illinois Department of Transportation reports.

8:20 a.m. CST: Ice is already covering roads in the Chicago area. Motorists are urged to use caution.

7:43 a.m. CST: Accidents already reported in Indianapolis due to icy conditions.

7:25 a.m. CST: A total of 345 flights have been canceled so far on Tuesday morning at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Other flights are facing two-hour delays due to snow and ice, FAA reports.