PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There’s no sign of spring in the Midwest!

A blizzard warning is in effect in Minnesota.

More than 200 flights were canceled Saturday at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport.

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Authorities closed several highways in southwestern Minnesota, where no travel was advised, and driving conditions were difficult across the entire southern half of the state. The national weather service predicted 4-8 inches of snow with blustery winds.

A tourist from Aachen, Germany, made the most of his trip to Minneapolis by braving the snow to walk along the Mississippi River.

“It’s a cool experience for me, the best Minneapolis experience,” said Niko Heiligman. “I’m only here for the weekend, so I guess that’s how it goes. There’s snow and it’s cold. So it’s good.”

Conditions in Sioux Falls, South Dakota aren’t much better.

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The cities airport has been closed since Friday because of blizzard conditions.

City officials warned residents to stay off the roads as snow fell at a rate of 2 inches per hour.

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