Storms brought up to 2 inches of snow per hour and winds as high as 40 to 50 mph, causing whiteout conditions on the roads. Due to this, only Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha Counties are under Winter Storm Warnings; Jefferson, Waukesha, and Milwaukee are under Winter Weather Advisories.
Part of Interstate 80 is closed in eastern Nebraska because of multiple accidents after snow blanketed the area.
ComEd reports 20,000 customers without power in the entire north region of IL, with the hardest-hit areas west of I-39 and in Streamwood, Palatine and Schaumburg. The kit recommendations also include jumper cables, tire chains or snow tires, flares, a full tank of gas, a bag of sand, tow rope and a shovel, ice scraper and snow brush.
The fast-moving storm is expected to clear Kansas by Sunday afternoon.
A fast-moving winter storm is expected to blanket much of the central Midwest with snow on the final day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend - one of the busiest travel days of the year.
The arrivals and departures board shows the delayed and canceled flights at Washington's Reagan National Airport after technical issues at a Federal Aviation Administration center in Virginia caused delays on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.
Missouri State Highway Patrol tweeting, "I-70 from Kansas City to US-65 (Marshall Junction) is impassable, especially westbound".
Iowa City, where travel already is challenging, could see 4 to 8 inches and Cedar Rapids 2 to 4 inches before morning - although forecasters said those numbers have question marks because they're near that line.
Kearney resident Amy Scott told the Kansas City Star her brother-in-law, his wife and their son were hoping to make it as far as Salina, Kan., on Sunday evening.
CBS Chicago reports more than 400 flights have been canceled at O'Hare International Airport. This and other crashes along Interstate 80 prompted a almost three-hour closure of the westbound lanes in that area. "I'm just saying prayers for them and others who have to be out on the roads".
In Iowa, travel wasn't advised on Interstate 29 from about Pacific Junction south into Missouri.
Travel is expected to be especially hard along I-80 from Lincoln west during the storm with very strong winds causing blowing and drifting with whiteout conditions likely.
Kluber said the storm was expected to hit the Chicago region sometime Sunday evening.
Over 67,000 power outages occurred throughout Kansas thanks to powerful wind gusts of over 55 miles per hour that knocked down power lines, with Atchison, Leavenworth and Ottawa the hardest-hit areas, according to KCUR.