Seaway Valley likely to escape major winter storm

In this Feb. 2, 2012, file photo, the Cornwall-area received a major dumping of snow during Groundhog Day. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – A major winter storm battering the U.S. Midwest and cancelling hundreds of flights is likely to miss the Seaway Valley and Eastern Ontario.

Sections of southwestern Ontario from Windsor to Toronto are under a winter storm warning with 15-30 centimeters of snow expected in that region.

The Cornwall-area is expecting five centimeters at most by the end of the day on Monday.

The massive storm, stretching from Nebraska to Maine, is dumping snow, ice and freezing rain with up to 36 centimeters (14 inches) expected in Massachusetts.

Blizzard warnings were issued Sunday for parts of Illinois and hundreds of flights were cancelled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

The storm is expected to move into the U.S. northeast and then into Atlantic Canada, where blizzard like conditions are expected (nearly 40 centimeters of snow and wind over 100 kilometers an hour).

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