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Winter Storm Jayden: Three Dead, Over 1,800 Flights Canceled; State Offices and Schools Close in Midwest, South
Winter Storm Jayden is well underway, and as it marches across the Midwest and sets its sights on the South and East, the storm is responsible for three deaths and well over a thousand flights canceled. Government offices, schools and businesses have also announced closures in preparation of the storm.
Two people were killed in separate crashes along sections of Interstate 80 in western Iowa made icy by Winter Storm Jayden.
One woman was killed and two other passengers were injured when a semitrailer truck rear-ended a car between Avoca and Walnut Monday morning. The accident was reported about 8 a.m. and state patrol confirmed roads were icy at the time. Iowa State Patrol identified 50-year-old Antonieta Altamirano Serrano of Bountiful, Utah, as the woman killed in the crash.
A 9-year-old boy was killed in a single car accident Sunday evening when the vehicle he was in slid off the highway because of slick conditions and rolled into a ditch in Case County. Iowa State Patrol identified the boy as Joshua Tavares of Grand Island, Nebraska. Seven other people in the vehicle we also injured and taken to Cars County Memorial Hospital, according to an Iowa State Patrol crash report.
A snowplow hit and killed a man Monday morning in Libertyville, a suburb north of Chicago, the Sun-Times reported. No other details about the victim were released.
More than 1,800 flights into and out of the U.S. had been canceled by 7:45 p.m. Monday, most of them flying out of or into Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports, according to FlightAware. More than 775 flights have been canceled for Tuesday already.
Here's a full breakdown of how different regions of the country are dealing with Winter Storm Jayden:
Commuters ran into several trouble spots around Detroit when they tried to make it home Monday evening. The Michigan Department of Transportation tweeted about dozens of crashes on interstates in the metro area'
In Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency Monday, extending through the end of the work week.
"I want to make sure all state assets are available, including the Wisconsin National Guard if needed, to help communities across the state and keep people warm and safe," announced Gov. Evers.
Interstate 43 southbound shut down south of U.S. Highway 151 in Wisconsin with a pair of semi trucks that slid into a roadside ditch, according to the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office. Deputies sent to help clear the scene
State government offices in Michigan's lower peninsula shut down Monday morning with heavy snow moving into the area. Only vital offices were kept open with the snowstorm blasting the state. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asked drivers to keep off the roads.
The Minnesota State Patrol responded to 134 crashes and 137 spinouts from midnight Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday, the Star Tribune reported. A jackknifed tractor trailer blocked northbound lanes of I-694 in Oakdale for about two hours late Monday morning.
The University of Notre Dame announced the campus will be closed from Tuesday at 7 p.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday. Student dining halls will remain open with extended hours, as will the lower levels of the Hesburgh Library and the LaFortune Student Center, the university wrote in a press release Monday.
Notre Dame's last closure due to weather came almost five years ago to the date.
The Chicago Zoological Society announced that the Brookfield Zoo will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday because of the threat of frigid weather. This will be only the fourth time the zoo has closed during its 85-year history.
In Wisconsin and Minnesota, the largest of both states' school districts — including Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Paul — closed Monday.
Earlier in Jayden's path, a North Dakota sheriff's deputy's vehicle was struck while he was assisting a stranded motorist.
In Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp announced the closure of all state offices Tuesday.
"We want everyone to be safe," Kemp announced in a news conference.
The Georgia Department of Transportation was tasked with preparing roads ahead of the storm's arrival by salting bridges Monday, Kemp said.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that all city office would also be closed Tuesday. The city's public schools and several suburban school districts will also be closed. Thousands of visitors are in town for Sunday's Super Bowl.
A full list of closures can be found here.
Delta Air Lines has issued a weather waiver for Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as well as 26 airports throughout the Northeast with weather possibly playing a factor in traveling into and out of destinations in Jayden's path. The waiver allows customers on flights to or from cities that may be affected to change their flight plans without a fee.
Northwest of Atlanta, Kennesaw State University announced a closure of both Kennesaw and Marietta campuses on Tuesday. University bus and student health services will be closed as well.
Georgia Tech also announced a campus closure for Tuesday with wintry weather inbound.
Alabama's Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon for all the state's counties in advance of the storm.
“This winter storm has the potential to affect a large portion of our state. Citizens in the northern half of the state should be especially mindful of the changing weather conditions,” Ivey said in a news release. “Travel conditions could be negatively impacted Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Please avoid travel if possible, and be very careful if you do have to get out on the roadways.”
Santa Rosa County in Florida's Panhandle said a cold weather shelter would be open Tuesday and Wednesday.
Health officials in Baltimore have declared a “Code Blue” emergency from Tuesday night through Friday morning, the Baltimore Sun reported. Under such a declaration, agencies offer meals to elderly residents and urge homeless people to enter shelters. The city's public works department expects water main breaks and encouraged residents to protect outdoor or exposed pipes from the cold.
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