Deadly Winter Storm Reaches Mid-Atlantic After Hitting The Midwest

Deadly Winter Storm Reaches Mid-Atlantic After Hitting The Midwest

The storm eased up Saturday in St. Louis after dropping more than 10 inches of snow there.

By late morning Saturday, officials had reported almost 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, where most flights were canceled or delayed.

St. Louis residents are digging out from a major snowstorm that buried the region with almost a foot of snow over the weekend.

Trees covered in snow are seen as a vehicle drives in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 12, 2019, in this still image obtained from social media video. Over 35 million people across ten states and Washington, DC, were under a storm warning as of Saturday.

At least five people have died and scores were injured and stranded as a snowstorm pounded St. Louis and other parts of Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

State police urged IN residents not to travel if they don't have to because roads remain slick.

Meanwhile, the storm caused headaches for travelers into and out of airports in the region, including more than 250 flight cancellations Sunday at the three main airports serving the nation's capital.

Philadelphia is expected to receive a few inches of snow, but areas north of there are expected to be spared, Orrison added.

Weather map of the National Weather Service shows the snowstorm moved into Kansas and Nebraska from the Rockies on Friday then went eastward into Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana.

Virginia State Police said the driver of a military surplus vehicle was killed late on Saturday after he lost control on Interstate 81 because of slick road conditions.

Washington, where many federal government offices are closed due to the USA government shutdown, is expected to receive 15 cm to 20 cm of snow from this storm, according to the National Weather Service.

He says a winter storm that brought heavy snow Saturday to parts of IN led to almost 20 vehicle slide-offs that state police responded to IN the Lafayette district.

The storm knocked out power for almost 200,000 people in Virginia and North Carolina on Sunday, according to PowerOutage.us.

In North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Sunday to help utility crews restore electricity more quickly after power lines fell because of freezing rain, ice and toppled trees.

In Kansas City, snow dusted the field at Arrowhead Stadium during Saturday's National Football League playoff game between the hometown Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts.

Some interstates in Missouri, including I-70 and I-44, reopened Saturday morning after being shutdown Friday night, but treacherous conditions continued. Vehicle accidents resulting from icy, snow-covered roads were already being reported on Saturday evening. The storm is moving east and is expected to persist throughout Sunday, with flight disruptions extending into the work week.

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