At least nine dead after snowstorm batters US Midwest, covers Washington

Minnie Murray
January 14, 2019

The storm is moving east and is expected to persist throughout Sunday, with flight disruptions extending into the work week. Areas to the east could get about 6 inches (15 cm) with ice developing in Kansas, and Arkansas, and up to 4 inches (10 cm) of snow in Washington, D.C., before the system heads out to sea late on Sunday, AccuWeather said.

The National Weather Service reported almost a half-inch of ice in some sections of western North Carolina, leading to fallen trees and power lines but other areas of the state got mostly a cold rain or freezing precipitation.

In Baltimore, a man was fatally shot as he shovelled snow early on Sunday morning.

Over a foot of snow has fallen across areas of Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado since Friday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of hazardous weather conditions with a winter storm warning projected to last until 12:00 a.m. on Monday.

The National Weather Service has expanded its winter storm warning to Atlantic and Cape May counties, where officials say 5 to 7 inches of snow is expected. The storm that has dumped up to 20 inches of snow in some areas of Missouri has also resulted in more than 2,000 calls for help and more than 175 crashes that left at least 40 people injured.

The Appalachians will pick up ice and snow in the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, forecasters said. It cited the National Weather Service as saying the 8.4 inches (21.3 centimeters) of snow that day in Springfield broke the previous record for a January 12 in 1964 of 6.6 inches (16.7 centimeters).

There is a small chance the southern Appalachians will get enough freezing rain and sleet to turn into an ice event Saturday into Sunday.

Police said Ronald W. Harris, 73, of Gainesville, Georgia, died after his vehicle was struck by two tractor-trailers.


Troopers in Missouri responded to almost 4,000 calls for service and rescued 1,790 stranded motorists, as of Saturday afternoon.

Kyle Haraugh, of NFL Films, clears snow from a camera location at Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL divisional football playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts, in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 12, 2019.

At least five deaths in the state have been reported due to automobile crashes on the icy roads.

The Missouri Department of Transportation warned residents not to travel in the storm if it wasn't necessary.

Springfield's State Journal-Register reports the state capital broke a 55-year record for daily snowfall on Saturday.

Some interstates in Missouri, including I-70 and I-44, reopened Saturday morning after being shutdown Friday night, but treacherous conditions continued.

Dozens of flights were canceled at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, which described the onslaught of snow on Twitter as one of its biggest single-day winter storms in years.

The University of Missouri men's basketball game Saturday at the University of SC was moved to Sunday because of weather-related travel problems, the team tweeted.

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