The latest: mid-Atlantic brackets for winter storms
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The latest news about a winter storm that rages through parts of the Midwest this weekend (all times locally):
The Mid-Atlantic region braces itself for a winter storm that makes travels throughout the Midwest treacherous.
The storm moved Friday from Kansas to Kansas and Nebraska, and then east to Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Snow covered roads in those states. More than one foot (30 centimeters) of snow has fallen in some places around St. Louis. The authorities say that the storm has contributed to at least five road deaths.
The system spread to the Mid-Atlantic region on Saturday afternoon. Between 3 and 6 inches (7 and 15 inches) is expected in the Washington area, including parts of north and central Maryland, by Sunday.
Forecasters say heavier snow and higher quantities may fall in mountain areas north of Interstate 64, such as Charlottesville and Staunton, Virginia. Lower accumulations are expected in Delaware and Baltimore, as well as around Richmond, where precipitation on Sunday should be freezing weather. Southwest Virginia could see 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) of snow.
Michael Fuehne, left, and David Fellner Jr., both from Belleville, exert themselves as they push Billy Brownlee's car out of a pile of snow after Brownlee had gone sideways during a bend in Belleville, Illinois, on Saturday, January 12th. , 2019. Multiple deaths on snow-covered roads were reported in the Midwest as a winter storm swept the region this weekend, leaving growling traffic in several states and thousands without power. (Tim Vizer / St. Louis Post-shipment via AP)
The Illinois State Police says that troopers along the Mississippi River across St. Louis have responded to more than 100 traffic collisions during the winter storm that rages through the Midwest.
Trooper John Korando says that a crash on Friday killed a 73-year-old man, but it is not yet known if the weather was a factor. The storm has contributed to at least five road deaths in Kansas and Missouri.
He says that since the snow began to fall on Friday, troopers in District 11 in the southwest of Illinois have been called 114 crashes and a total of 261 incidents, many of which were vehicles that were turned away from the asphalt roads.
The storm moved Friday from Kansas to Kansas and Nebraska, and then east to Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Snow covers roads and makes driving dangerous. More than one foot (30 centimeters) of snow has fallen in some places around St. Louis.
Authorities in Kansas and Missouri have reported that at least five have been killed in a crash, while a winter storm rages across the Midwest.
The storm moved Friday from Kansas to Kansas and Nebraska and then east to Missouri and Illinois. Snow covers roads and makes driving dangerous. Up to 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow was reported in St. Louis.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that among the victims of an accident, a woman and her 14-year-old stepdaughter hid their car on a trailer in Clinton on Friday, about 130 kilometers southeast of Kansas City. Another woman died when her car slipped to the US in northern Missouri and was hit by an approaching SUV.
In Kansas, the Highway Patrol said a 62-year-old man died after his pick-up slipped onto the Kansas Turnpike and hit a concrete barrier. The patrol says another crash involving two trailers in snowy conditions killed a 41-year-old driver from Mexico.
A winter storm that rages across parts of the Midwest has disrupted traffic in several states and left thousands of people without power.
The storm moved Friday and from Kansas to Kansas and Nebraska from the Rockies, and then east to Missouri and Illinois, on roads that made driving dangerous. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that nearly 300 vehicles have slipped off the road and more than 175 crashes have been reported by the end of Saturday morning.
In the late morning of the Saturday, officials had reported almost 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, where most flights were canceled or postponed.
In the middle of Missouri, officials said that about 12,000 households and businesses had no power in Columbia and the surrounding area.
The National Weather Service issued winter weather advice for Missouri, as well as Illinois and Indiana.
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