Flights canceled, roads treacherous amid spring snowstorms

Delta Airlines flight attendant Victoria Flees trudges through the snow with her bags in downtown Minneapolis on the way back home from the light rail

James Schoenhard, with Schoenhard Lawn Care, plows sidewalks with his team downtown Saturday, April 14, in Sioux Falls, S.D. A storm system stretchin

The field is covered as the Yankees and Tigers were rained out Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Detroit. The Yankees beat the Tigers 8-6 on Friday night,

This photo provided by Nebraska State Patrol show stranded motorists including several trucks on Interstate 80 near Sidney, Neb., Friday, April 13, 20

This photo provided by Nebraska State Patrol a school bus helps transport stranded motorist late Friday, April 13, 2018 near Sidney, Neb. Gov. Pete Ri

This photo provided by Nebraska State Patrol show stranded motorists on Interstate 80 near Sidney, Neb., Friday, April 13, 2018. A potent spring stor

Lee Rinehart scrapes snow and ice off of his vehicle near where a large tree branch had fallen during a storm Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Rochester,

Travelers at the Metro Government Center Plaza station wait for a train as the snow picked up in downtown Minneapolis, Saturday, April 14, 2018. The

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of flights have been canceled in Minneapolis as a deadly storm system sweeps across the central U.S., bringing heavy snowfall, powerful winds and rain to several states.

Officials say one runway reopened at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport late Saturday night, hours after all flights were grounded during a spring blizzard. Airport officials say the snow was coming down too fast to keep the runways clear or the planes deiced.

Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says 469 flights were canceled before one runway reopened shortly after 10 p.m. He says crews are working overnight to get others reopened.

The snowfall is part of a storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. The system moved into the region Friday. At least three deaths have been attributed to the weather in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Louisiana.