Parts of the central US are expected to experience unfavorable winter weather through at least January 18.
Early on January 17, winter storm warnings were issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for sections of northeastern Colorado, far-southeastern Wyoming, and western, southwestern, and central Nebraska. In these regions, allow extra time to travel, and if driving is required, bring an emergency kit and warm clothing, especially on backroads or rural routes that may become inaccessible.
Schedule flights. In case of extended power disruptions, charge battery-operated gadgets.

Over the next few days, the winter weather is anticipated to hamper land and air transportation. Along regional highways, there may be delays due to traffic and commercial trucking.

Ground stops and deicing activities at regional airports are probably to blame for flight delays and cancellations.

Affected airports:

• Aspen, CO (ASE)
• Cedar Rapids, IA (CID)
• Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
• Des Moines, IA (DSM)
• Durango, CO (DRO)
• Garden City, KS (GCK)
• Grand Island, NE (GRI)
• Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
• Gunnison, CO (GUC)
• Manhattan, KS (MHK)
• Montrose, CO (MTJ)
• Omaha, NE (OMA)
• Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
• Steamboat Springs, CO (HDN)
• Vail Eagle, CO (EGE)
• Wichita, KS (ICT)
• Denver, CO, (DEN)
• Kansas City, MO (MCI)

Winter snowstorms can damage vital infrastructure, resulting in power outages, delays, and cancellations at all of the USA’s main transportation hubs. Before you fly, get in touch with your airline. Keeping an eye on airport conditions.
Visit the Federal Aviation Administration website to keep track of airport conditions in the United States.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511.