A storm that pushed out of the southern Plains on Jan. 27, started to make trouble early.
In the early part of the morning, a wintry mix started to fall in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.
Roadways were quickly covered with a thin layer of ice, causing many traveling issues for those traveling on Sunday morning.
Ice built up on untreated roadways, sidewalks, trees and even some power lines from Iowa to the Great Lakes. Reports of up to at least 1/4 of an inch of ice were being reported by the afternoon.
As reported earlier by meteorologist Meghan Evans, Flightstats.com indicated that “700 flights were delayed and more than 430 flights were canceled at Chicago O’Hare on Sunday.”
For Sunday evening, the area of snow northward of the icy mix expanded, stretching from Minnesota to northern Ohio.