Videos of the Day: Winter Storm Dumps Snow, Ice Across Midwest and Northeast US

January 20, 2019 Updated: January 21, 2019

A major winter storm brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season and covered a large swath of the United States in snow.

The storm also led to hundreds of cancellations at Chicago’s two major airports and a flight skidding off the runway at O’Hare airport. No injuries were reported. Snow was also piling up on Saturday, Jan.19, in the Detroit and Cleveland areas.

Ben Jennings, on Jan. 20, in Glenville, N.Y., where 16 inches of snow fell on the weekend of Jan. 19-20. (Mary Esch/AP Photo)

Many Lunar Eclipse Festivities Were Canceled

Due to a flash freeze and icy roadways across the central and northeastern U.S. states on Sunday, Jan. 20, many lunar eclipse festivities were canceled. Astronomers blamed the ice and snow for spoiling the party.

Stargazers from Los Angeles to New York had planned to gather at parks to witness the total eclipse, or super blood wolf moon, which appeared at 11:41 p.m. EST. Instead, astrology buffs were urged to witness the celestial wonder livestreamed online.

The first full moon of 2019 rises off the shore of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Jan. 20, 2019. (Rebecca Naden/Reuters)

Officer Receives Snowboarding Lesson as Winter Storm Hits Ohio

A police officer in Toledo, Ohio, made the most of a winter storm hitting the state and went to get snowboarding tips on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The Toledo Police Department shared this footage of Officer Currie snowboarding in Ottawa Park, adding, “Not bad for his first time, eh?”

A police officer in Toledo, made the most of a winter storm hitting the state by getting snowboarding tips. Ohio, Jan. 19, 2019. (Toledo Police Department)

Weather-Police Blast ‘Let It Go’ On Streets

Police in a Massachusetts town displayed a sense of humor while out enforcing winter storm parking regulations.
One Somerville police officer blasted the song “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen.”

The video was posted about 8:45 p.m. Saturday night, Jan. 19, so the officer wasn’t disturbing too many people with his rendition.