"Good idea to stay home today, if possible" — Blizzard warning continues

Both airports were experiencing average delays of less than 15 minutes, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.

Snowfall was winding down in the Chicago area early Monday, following a blizzard that caused white-out conditions and dumped up to a foot of snow as millions of travelers headed home at the end of the holiday weekend.

Areas north of M-59 are under a Winter Storm Warning until 3 p.m. for 5-8 inches of snow and blowing snow most of the day.

In the Midwest, blizzard-like conditions swept down from the Great Lakes, blanketing Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

The wet snow will make roadways slick and weigh down power lines or tree limbs.

Whiteout conditions closed Interstate 70 through most of Kansas nearly all-day Sunday.

In neighboring Missouri, Interstate 29 is closed near the Iowa border.

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Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect from central Missouri into eastern MI.

Areas under the warning could see 6 to 8 inches of snow while areas under the advisory could see 3 to 7 inches of snow.

According to ACCU Weather, there have been reports of more than 84,000 power outages across the northern half of Chicago as of midnight on Monday.

Many idly waited as routes through the IL city and Kansas City were badly affected and the situation only got worse as by 6pm, approximately 1,200 flights leaving from the United States or heading to the country were put on hold.

Heavy snows and strong winds moved through the region Sunday evening, causing unsafe travel conditions on a busy day on the roads.

Iowa City and Cedar Rapids remained under a winter storm warning until midnight. the highest snowfall accumulation amounts are expected to occur southeast of Iowa City and Tipton, the weather service said. "We are asking that you do your part, by driving at a safe speed, don't drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, keep your distractions down and wear your seatbelts", the ISP said in the statement. "Stay in your vehicle", Colyer said. Most were at Kansas City and Chicago's O'Hare International and Midway airports. As the low pressure passes, areas behind the system will continue to see more snow through Monday evening with up to a foot possible before the skies clear.

The storm is expected to hit IN and MI early Monday. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely unsafe.

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