MN Dig Out
Doug Barrett | Apr 16, 2018 AT 7:48 am
Hundreds of flights were canceled in Minneapolis as a deadly storm system moved across the region.
Officials reopened one runway at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport late Saturday night. Airport officials say the snow was coming down too fast to keep the runways clear or the planes deiced. Around 750 flights were cancelled. The storm halted Delta flights between Grand Forks and the M-S-P.
Over 20 inches of snow blanketed the ground at some locations. The National Weather Service says the 14.9 inches (37.8 centimeters) at Minneapolis airport from Friday through Sunday set a record for the largest April snowstorm ever there.
Minnesota State Police say there were more than 500 crashes between Friday and Sunday afternoon. More than one thousand vehicles spun out or slid off the road.
The storm system has been blamed on the deaths of three people.