Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman died in a vehicle crash Monday morning as a winter storm brought blizzard conditions to areas throughout the Midwest.
Michigan State Police troopers responded to a crash on M-66 at around 7:15 a.m. They said a 48-year-old Lake Odessa woman was driving south when she lost control on the icy roads, causing her vehicle to slide into oncoming traffic.
She was struck by 21-year-old man driving a pickup truck and died at the scene as a result of her injuries. The man didn't report any injuries.
The storm also made holiday travel treacherous on the roads and miserable for air travelers in the Midwest starting over the weekend and continuing into Monday.
Heavy snow and ice delayed flights, caused power outages and damaged homes throughout the Midwest.
At Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, 641 flights were canceled and another 416 were delayed Monday, FlightAware reported. Another 44 flights were canceled out of Chicago Midway Airport. Nationwide, more than 1,594 flights were canceled and more than 16,361 were delayed.
The storm coincided with the weekend with the highest travel volume in 14 years, AAA reported. Up to 5 inches of snow fell in parts of Michigan.
Chicago got several inches of snow overnight Sunday, except near Lake Michigan, where the warmer water prevented snow from sticking. However, there was a flooding risk near the shore and flood warnings were issued for Cook County, Ill., and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana, the National Weather Service Chicago reported.
Some areas of Illinois were impassable overnight so stranded motorists had to be rescued by snowmobile.
Interstate 70 in Kansas and Interstate 80 in Nebraska were closed due to whiteout conditions.
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer declared a state of emergency, urging travelers to delay their plans.
"This is the stronger winter weather system the Kansas City area has seen in quite some time, National Weather Service Meteorologist Chris Gitro told the Kansas City Star.
The storm likely met the qualifications for a blizzard Sunday.