Killer winter storm Gia continues to pound the Midwest and Northeast

The brutal winter storm Gia that left seven dead, more than 200,000 without power and hundreds of flights canceled during the weekend, continues with the Midwest and Northeast.

The governors of Virginia and North Carolina issued emergency situations throughout the state, while warnings for the winter storms remained in place for more than 20 million people, from Ohio to the east coast.

The unusually heavy snowfall in the capital has forced the Office of Personnel Management to announce that it will close all its federal offices on Monday – causing further administrative chaos on the 24th day of the government's closure.

A person walks past snow-capped trees in Loose Park, Sunday, in Kansas City, Missouri, in the aftermath of a winter storm that dropped more than 8 inches of snow

A person walks past snow-capped trees in Loose Park, Sunday, in Kansas City, Missouri, in the aftermath of a winter storm that dropped more than 8 inches of snow

Snow covers a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square with the White House behind it, when a winter storm arrives in the region, Sunday

Snow covers a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square with the White House behind it, when a winter storm arrives in the region, Sunday

Snow covers a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square with the White House behind it, when a winter storm arrives in the region, Sunday

People are lobbing with snowballs against each other in a snowball fight at the Washington Monument in Washington, DCc. The DC metro area is under a winter storm warning and expects snow deposits of 6 to 12 inches

People are lobbing with snowballs against each other in a snowball fight at the Washington Monument in Washington, DCc. The DC metro area is under a winter storm warning and expects snow deposits of 6 to 12 inches

People are lobbing with snowballs against each other in a snowball fight at the Washington Monument in Washington, DCc. The DC metro area is under a winter storm warning and expects snow deposits of 6 to 12 inches

A person snow-wakeboards in the snow near the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, USA, after heavy snowfall

A person snow-wakeboards in the snow near the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, USA, after heavy snowfall

A person snow-wakeboards in the snow near the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, USA, after heavy snowfall

A happy snow family is seen on Capitol Hill when a winter storm arrives in the region, Sunday, which closes federal offices and flights are canceled

A happy snow family is seen on Capitol Hill when a winter storm arrives in the region, Sunday, which closes federal offices and flights are canceled

A happy snow family is seen on Capitol Hill when a winter storm arrives in the region, Sunday, which closes federal offices and flights are canceled

People sledge on Capitol Hill during a winter storm January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. where residents woke up in a winter wonderland

People sledge on Capitol Hill during a winter storm January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. where residents woke up in a winter wonderland

People sledge on Capitol Hill during a winter storm January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. where residents woke up in a winter wonderland

Winter Storm Gia will continue dumping snow and ice in the Mid-Atlantic area until Sunday night. Dulles International Airport (photo) had picked up 6 cents of snow on Sunday

Winter Storm Gia will continue dumping snow and ice in the Mid-Atlantic area until Sunday night. Dulles International Airport (photo) had picked up 6 cents of snow on Sunday

Winter Storm Gia will continue dumping snow and ice in the Mid-Atlantic area until Sunday night. Dulles International Airport (photo) had picked up 6 cents of snow on Sunday

When Sunday fell more than five inches in Washington DC, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered land stops at both Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Nationally, more than 600 flights were canceled Sunday, with more than 1,000 delays, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware. It followed almost 500 cancellations of flights on Saturday and another 300 on Friday throughout the country.

For air passengers, the Dullest Airport Authority then gave a tweet with tips for flying on a snowy day, including regular checking for changes in flight flights and packing of patience, a good dose of snow humor and a pack of hot chocolate. ;

On Friday, an American Airlines flight of the runway slipped due to icy conditions while taxiing to the gate at the Columbia Regional Airport. None of the 80 passengers on board the flight from Dallas were injured, but the runway was so slippery that it could not be reached by bus, so that passengers were evacuated three times at a time by first responders.

The heavy snow also struck the power for almost 200,000 people in Virginia and North Carolina on Sunday.

& # 39; Thanks for your patience, & # 39; said the spokeswoman for Duke Energy, Meredith Archie. & # 39; We will continue to work to turn the power back on. & # 39;

Meanwhile, the West Coast is causing a winter storm. Predictors predict that California will be hit by heavy rain, rain and snow in the next four days when a new weather pattern enters the ocean.

Visitors cluster against the snow and the freezing temperatures that Winter Storm Gia has left behind, leaving much of the nation's belly paralyzed, at the Reflecting Pool with the Washington Monument in the background, in Washington, D.C.

Visitors cluster against the snow and the freezing temperatures that Winter Storm Gia has left behind, leaving much of the nation's belly paralyzed, at the Reflecting Pool with the Washington Monument in the background, in Washington, D.C.

Visitors cluster against the snow and the freezing temperatures that Winter Storm Gia has left behind, leaving much of the nation's belly paralyzed, at the Reflecting Pool with the Washington Monument in the background, in Washington, D.C.

When Sunday fell more than five inches in Washington DC, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered land stops at both Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Dulles Airport on Sunday)

When Sunday fell more than five inches in Washington DC, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered land stops at both Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Dulles Airport on Sunday)

When Sunday fell more than five inches in Washington DC, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered land stops at both Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Dulles Airport on Sunday)

The unusually heavy snowfall in the capital has forced the Office of Personnel Management to announce that it will close all its federal offices on Monday - causing further administrative chaos on the 24th day of the closure of the government

The unusually heavy snowfall in the capital has forced the Office of Personnel Management to announce that it will close all its federal offices on Monday - causing further administrative chaos on the 24th day of the closure of the government

The unusually heavy snowfall in the capital has forced the Office of Personnel Management to announce that it will close all its federal offices on Monday – causing further administrative chaos on the 24th day of the closure of the government

People sledge on Capitol Hill during a winter storm January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC

People sledge on Capitol Hill during a winter storm January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC

People sledge on Capitol Hill during a winter storm January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC

Mrs Pennsylvania American Woman of Service 2019 Jessica Mohn, left, Cole Mohn, center, Jeffrey Mohn, right, and Haley Mohn, rear left, all from Birdsboro, Pa., Making a snowman at Pottsville Winterfest in Pottsville, Pa., On Saturday

Mrs Pennsylvania American Woman of Service 2019 Jessica Mohn, left, Cole Mohn, center, Jeffrey Mohn, right, and Haley Mohn, rear left, all from Birdsboro, Pa., Making a snowman at Pottsville Winterfest in Pottsville, Pa., On Saturday

Mrs Pennsylvania American Woman of Service 2019 Jessica Mohn, left, Cole Mohn, center, Jeffrey Mohn, right, and Haley Mohn, rear left, all from Birdsboro, Pa., Making a snowman at Pottsville Winterfest in Pottsville, Pa., On Saturday

The heavy rain, snow and strong wind brings the threat of flooding and mudflows to California, where much of the vegetation in certain areas – which can protect the land against mudslides – was destroyed by the forest fires.

Back on the east coast, meteorologist Tyler Roys told USA Today that a high pressure system prevented the snowstorm from moving north, meaning it would remain focused on DC until Monday. Locals could wake up to eight o'clock on Monday – twice the typical snowfall at this time of the year.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam had declared a state of emergency about the state because of the winter blast.

Storm Gia has claimed one life in Virginia.

The police said that Ronald W. Harris, 73, from Gainesville, Georgia, died after his vehicle was hit by two tractor-trailers. The two drivers with a trailer were taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. The medical examiner observed Sunday that Harris was deadly storm-related, police said.

Virginia State Police said they responded to more than 300 traffic accidents and helped nearly 200 handicapped vehicles in Virginia from midnight to late Sunday afternoon.

At least seven people have died, including five people killed in a crash on slippery roads in Kansas and Missouri.

They included a wife and her 14-year-old stepdaughter whose car slipped into the path of a trailer in Clinton, about 80 miles southeast of Kansas City, on Friday.

Another woman died when her car slipped to the US in northern Missouri and was hit by an approaching SUV.

In Kansas, a 62-year-old man died after his pick-up slipped onto the Kansas Turnpike and collided with a concrete barrier.

The National Weather Service reported nearly a half-inch of ice in some parts of western North Carolina, which led to fallen trees and high-voltage lines, but in other parts of the state it mainly got a cold rain or freeze.

Visitors find their way through the snow of Winter Storm Gia, which paralyzed a large part of the middle section of the nation, at the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C.

Visitors find their way through the snow of Winter Storm Gia, which paralyzed a large part of the middle section of the nation, at the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C.

Visitors find their way through the snow of Winter Storm Gia, which paralyzed a large part of the middle section of the nation, at the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C.

Visitors find their way through the snow of Winter Storm Gia, which paralyzed much of the middle of the nation, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,

Visitors find their way through the snow of Winter Storm Gia, which paralyzed much of the middle of the nation, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,

Visitors find their way through the snow of Winter Storm Gia, which paralyzed much of the middle of the nation, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,

Visitors find their way among trees covered with snow left by Winter Storm Gia, in the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D. C., U.S., January 13,

Visitors find their way among trees covered with snow left by Winter Storm Gia, in the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D. C., U.S., January 13,

Visitors find their way among trees covered with snow left by Winter Storm Gia, in the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D. C., U.S., January 13,

Aaron Rowe of the Capitol architect, who is not influenced by the partial elimination of the government, creates snow left behind by Winter Storm Gia, on the square of the American Capitol, in Washington

Aaron Rowe of the Capitol architect, who is not influenced by the partial elimination of the government, creates snow left behind by Winter Storm Gia, on the square of the American Capitol, in Washington

Aaron Rowe of the Capitol architect, who is not influenced by the partial elimination of the government, creates snow left behind by Winter Storm Gia, on the square of the American Capitol, in Washington

Snow from Winter Storm Gia falls over the White House while the partial elimination of government is the longest in American history in Washington, USA, January 13

Snow from Winter Storm Gia falls over the White House while the partial elimination of government is the longest in American history in Washington, USA, January 13

Snow from Winter Storm Gia falls over the White House while the partial elimination of government is the longest in American history in Washington, USA, January 13

A woman walks past a snow-covered tree in Loose Park, Sunday, January 13, 2019, in the aftermath of a winter storm that dropped over 20 cm of snow in Kansas City, Mo areea

A woman walks past a snow-covered tree in Loose Park, Sunday, January 13, 2019, in the aftermath of a winter storm that dropped over 20 cm of snow in Kansas City, Mo areea

A woman walks past a snow-covered tree in Loose Park, Sunday, January 13, 2019, in the aftermath of a winter storm that dropped over 20 cm of snow in Kansas City, Mo areea

By the end of Sunday afternoon, the metronome area of ​​Washington, DC, northern Virginia and parts of Maryland had a total snowfall of five to eight inches. Central Virginia, including Richmond, had much smaller accumulations – as small as an inch – but the snow was followed by hours of wet snow and sleet.

Marc Chenard, a meteorologist at the Weather Forecasting Center at College Park, Maryland, said that parts of the region could expect the snow to continue to drop until Sunday evening.

& # 39; At this point it just goes to the sea when it is tonight, & # 39; Chenard said.

Most public school systems in Northern Virginia and Prince George's County schools in Maryland in the suburbs said that lessons would be canceled on Monday.

The storm was also hit parts of Maryland. In Baltimore a man was shot deadly when he kicked snow early on Sunday morning. The police said a 43-year-old man was shaking outside 4.45 pm when an unknown suspect shot him in the head and shoulder. The victim died in a hospital.

Meanwhile, Illinois tried to dig out under heavy snow in some areas.

Springfield & # 39; s State Journal-Register reports that state capital has broken a 55-year record for daily snowfall on Saturday. It quoted the National Weather Service because the 8.4 inch snow that day in Springfield broke the previous record for a January 12, 1964 of 6.6 inches. There was 11.5 inches of snow on Springfield for three days.

Among the dead in the Midwest during the storm was an American policeman who was hit by a car when he responded to a three-vehicle accident Saturday in the suburbs of Chicago.

State police director Leo Schmitz told reporters that 34-year-old Christopher Lambert had gone home when he stopped and left his squad car to respond to the accident. Schmitz said that Lambert placed his squad car to protect the other three cars and "took the danger by himself."

For Kansas City Chiefs attacking guard Jeff Allen there was a bright spot. A Good Samaritan helped pull his vehicle out of the snow after he got stranded on his way to Arrowhead Stadium for Saturday's division playoff game.

Allen said he had made it ready in time for the Chiefs' victory on the Indianapolis Colts because of the help. The man who helped Allen did not know that he was Chief & # 39; s player at the time.

Winter Storm Gia walked through the Midwest and caused at least seven deaths after almost 18 centimeters of snow to cause chaos on the roads

Winter Storm Gia walked through the Midwest and caused at least seven deaths after almost 18 centimeters of snow to cause chaos on the roads

Winter Storm Gia walked through the Midwest and caused at least seven deaths after almost 18 centimeters of snow to cause chaos on the roads

At least seven have been killed and there have been reports of more than 800 crashes, 57 injuries and 1,790 stranded motorists on the Missouri highways

At least seven have been killed and there have been reports of more than 800 crashes, 57 injuries and 1,790 stranded motorists on the Missouri highways

At least seven have been killed and there have been reports of more than 800 crashes, 57 injuries and 1,790 stranded motorists on the Missouri highways

Interstate 64 outside St. Louis shows traffic stopping completely as the winter storm Gia dumps 10 inches of snow on Missouri

Interstate 64 outside St. Louis shows traffic stopping completely as the winter storm Gia dumps 10 inches of snow on Missouri

Automobiles snapped miles back across the snow-covered roads of Missouri during the worst winter winter

Fans arrive at a snow-covered Arrowhead Stadium for an NFL divisional football playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts, in Kansas City Saturday

Fans arrive at a snow-covered Arrowhead Stadium for an NFL divisional football playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts, in Kansas City Saturday

Fans arrive at a snow-covered Arrowhead Stadium for an NFL divisional football playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts, in Kansas City Saturday

Everyone turned to Twitter to track down the good Samaritan. When they made contact Sunday morning, Allen thanked him and promised him tickets for next week's AFC Championship competition.

In Kansas City, where the Chiefs held the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, about 20 inches of snow had fallen in the early afternoon. The snow had diminished by the time the game started mid-afternoon, but stadium teams worked hours before the game to clear the pitch, field and seats of the stadium in anticipation of a full house for the playoff game.

The storm also causes traffic chaos for drivers in some states.

Part of the Interstate 44 at St. Louis was blocked for several hours on Saturday and at one point the Missouri State Highway Patrol warned of traffic delays of up to eight hours.

In Indiana, the interstate lanes running northward were closed for 65 hours after a semi-truck connected to the snow-covered highway near Lafayette, about 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

The Missouri troopers responded to more than 3,000 calls for help on the early Saturday afternoon, including more than 700 crashes and 1,300 stranded vehicles.

Illinois State Police said that troopers along the Mississippi River across St. Louis have responded to more than 100 crashes during the storm.

In the middle of Missouri, officials said that about 12,000 households and companies had no power at any given time in Columbia and the surrounding area.

On the west coast, some areas expect up to 15 inches of rain.

The downpours will cause a rush, and the California Department of Transportation warned motorists that the Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) may be shut down.

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