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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Snow has cancelled nearly 1,200 flights in Chicago Monday and more than 1,500 nationwide as those from the Midwest to the South to the Northeast brace for a major temperature plunge.

A quick-moving storm has brought accumulating snow to the Midwest and the Rockies, transforming highways into sheets of ice and sending cars veering off roads.

One plane in Chicago even slid off the runway due to icy conditions while landing at O'Hare International Airport Monday morning, American Airlines said. No one was hurt, according to the airline.

BREAKING: @AmericanAir Flight AA4125 from @flyfrompti to @fly2ohare slides off runway in Chicago this morning. Passengers tell me everyone is OK, deplaned and on buses to terminal. Video: Joseph Lian from Greensboro. @ABC11_WTVD @ABC #ABC11

— Andrea Blanford (@AndreaABC11) November 11, 2019

Winter weather advisories & warnings from New Mexico & Colorado into New England.

This means snow! Some spots 2-6”, others (in pink) will get lake enhanced 6-12”!!!

Raise your hand if you are excited for this hit of snow 😉

— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) November 11, 2019

This is the snowiest start to winter in Milwaukee and Madison by "virtue of number of days with measurable snowfall," according to the National Weather Service.

As this arctic cold takes aim, 16 states from Oklahoma to Maine are under winter storm warnings or winter weather advisories.

On Monday night, the snow will stretch from Arkansas through Indianapolis to Detroit, Buffalo and even northern New England, bringing a dangerous evening commute.

The heaviest snow will hit the Great Lakes region and interior Northeast, where up to 1 foot of snow is expected. But in areas with the most persistent lake effect snow bands, 14 to 20 inches of snow is not out of the question.

By Tuesday morning, the storm will reach the Northeast and the East Coast -- and New Yorkers may get their first glimpse of snow this season.

Heavy rain will move from Atlanta through Raleigh, and that rain is forecast to change to a snowy mix in Washington, D.C., New York and Boston. However, the storm is fast-moving, so no snow accumulation is expected in those cities, but a brief blast of snow is possible.

Behind the storm system is an arctic front that is set to bring a major cold blast.

The coldest morning for the Midwest will be Tuesday. The wind chill, or what it feels like, is forecast to reach -5 degrees in Chicago, -2 degrees in Indianapolis, 7 degrees in Nashville and even 13 degrees in Dallas.

The coldest morning for the East Coast will be Wednesday. The wind chill is expected to reach 8 degrees in Boston, 15 degrees in Pittsburgh, 19 degrees in Atlanta and 23 degrees in Birmingham.

Click here for tips on how to stay safe in the cold.

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Author: JTP
Posted: November 11, 2019, 11:48 pm

Sofia B. Newman(NEW YORK) -- A video of NYPD transit officers handcuffing a woman selling churros at a Brooklyn subway station is causing outrage on Twitter as people criticize the police department.

In the video, a woman is seen crying as the officers confiscate her cart and lead her away in handcuffs at the Broad Junction subway station on Friday night.

The woman who took the video, Sofia Newman, can be heard repeatedly asking the officers, "Why are you taking her s--- away?"

When Newman asks if the officers can "just let her keep her stuff," one officer tells her, "no," and says, "Can you just back up for right now?" The officer then tells her it's illegal to sell food inside subway stations.

In a subsequent tweet, Newman wrote, "She kept trying to speak to one of the cops in Spanish, but the plainclothes cop kept rolling his eyes and saying things like, 'Are you done?' and 'I know you can speak English.'" Newman's post was viewed more than 2.7 million times as of Monday afternoon.

NYPD Chief of Transit Edward Delatorre responded to the video on Sunday, stating that the woman was not arrested and was handcuffed because she "refused to comply."

The woman received a summons and has received 10 summonses in the past six months, Delatorre said, adding that the officers have been responding to a "number of recent complaints of violations" at the station, "including the unlawful and unlicensed sale of food and other products."

During the city's Veterans Day parade on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the video, saying that while he believes the officers acted appropriately, he wants to "get to a day where that kind of action is not necessary," but ultimately placed the blame on the vendor.

"I understand the facts," De Blasio said. "The facts are, she was there multiple times and was told multiple times that's not a place you can be and it's against the law and it's creating congestion, and she shouldn't have been there. But, what we've got to work for is the day where we really engage the community in general, to also be clear to members of the community, that that's not an acceptable behavior.

The woman, identified only by a first name -- Elsa -- told reporters during a rally protesting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan that added 500 officers to monitor the subways that she believes the incident "is an attack against the Spanish community," the New York Post reported.

"I felt horrible, nervous and stressed," she said through a Spanish translator. "They took everything away from me."

Newman told ABC's New York station WABC-TV, that she's heard from "many people" that they've been buying churros from the woman for the past decade.

"She's very loved in the community, and people really care about her," Newman told the station.

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Author: Leighton Schneider
Posted: November 11, 2019, 11:09 pm

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