USWinter storm in Midwest sees 5 road deaths, power outages

22:31  12 january  2019
22:31  12 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

Snowstorm blankets mid-Atlantic U.S., at least 7 dead in Midwest

Snowstorm blankets mid-Atlantic U.S., at least 7 dead in Midwest Snowstorm blankets mid-Atlantic U.S., at least 7 dead in Midwest

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Winter storm in Midwest sees 5 road deaths, power outages© The Associated Press Jeff Clifford digs out his girlfriend's car from a pile of snow on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in St. Louis. A winter storm swept the region this weekend, snarling traffic in several states and leaving thousands without power. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

ST. LOUIS — A massive winter snowstorm making its way across the Midwest and into the Mid-Atlantic region dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Missouri and contributed to at least five deaths, authorities said Saturday.

The storm moved into Kansas and Nebraska from the Rockies on Friday, then east into Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, covering roads and making driving dangerous. Part of Interstate 44 near St. Louis was blocked for several hours Saturday, and at one point the Missouri State Highway Patrol warned of traffic delays as long as eight hours.

More than 100,000 customers lose power in Sacramento area

More than 100,000 customers lose power in Sacramento area Wet and windy weather knocked out power for more than 100,000 customers Sunday evening in the Sacramento area, officials said. More than 300 different outages across the Sacramento area affected tens of thousands of customers, according to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. The Elk Grove, Arden, Cal Expo and Florin areas were some of the most impacted. SMUD cited weather for the scattered outages. The expected time of power restoration varies per area, SMUD said. More than 40,000 customers have had power restored, SMUD said. About 30,000 customers remain without power as of 11:30 p.m.

A pre- winter storm is blamed for seven deaths . It's also leaving a trail of closed schools, traffic headaches and power outages across much of the Indiana State Police also reported a death early Thursday, which they said was caused by the 60-year-old woman driving too fast on a slick road .

An early pre- winter storm spreading over the South and lower Midwest and headed for the Northeast caused five deaths on the roads In Arkansas, three people were killed in separate crashes on icy roads The storm had already knocked out power for more than 70,000 customers in Kentucky

The storm was expected to spread east into the Mid-Atlantic region, where Virginia and Washington, D.C., could see several inches of snow, the National Weather Service said.

Missouri had gotten the worst of the storm by Saturday, with the National Weather Service reporting more than a foot (30.48 centimeters) of snow Saturday morning in some places around St. Louis and Jefferson City, and more than 18 inches (45 centimeters) in Columbia.

At least six people were killed on slick roadways. They included a woman and her 14-year-old stepdaughter whose car slid into the path of a semitrailer in Clinton, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Kansas City, on Friday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Another woman died when her car slid on U.S. 24 in northern Missouri and was hit by an oncoming SUV.

The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup

The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup A 15-vehicle crash has blocked a section of Interstate 55 in southeastern Missouri as snow from a massive winter storm swept through the area and slicked roads. The Missouri Department of Transportation issued the news of the pileup near Ste. Genevieve on its Twitter page around 4 p.m. Saturday. The department says the interstate was blocked because of the crash, which included a responding firetruck. Motorists were urged to find an alternate route. There was no immediate word on injuries. Transportation officials said crews hoped to clear the interstate's lanes within a few hours, but said snowfall was slowing that work.

Winter Storm Atlas pummeled the northern High Plains and northern Rockies with feet of snow and Officially, 23.1 inches of snow fell during the storm in Rapid City, making it the second heaviest storm total Tree damage and power outages were also reported in Wyoming. Casper saw its heaviest

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In Kansas, a 62-year-old man died after his pickup truck skidded on the Kansas Turnpike and hit a concrete barrier, according to the patrol. Another crash involving two semitrailers in snowy conditions killed a 41-year-old driver from Mexico, the patrol said.

"We're anticipating still more snow through today, so we're asking motorists to stay home until the roads are cleared," said Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Collin Stosberg, stationed in suburban Kansas City. "If you do have to get out on the road, we're asking you to do three things: Have your cellphone fully charged, wear your seat belt and slow your speed for the conditions."

Missouri troopers responded to more than 3,000 calls for help through early Saturday afternoon, including more than 700 crashes and 1,300 stranded vehicles. At Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, most flights were canceled or delayed.

In central Missouri, officials said about 12,000 households and businesses were without power in Columbia and the surrounding area at one point.

1,500 miles of snow: Weekend winter storm to roar from Denver to New York City.
A sprawling winter storm will spread snow along a 1,500-mile path from Denver to New York City. It will crank up on Friday and should last until at least late Sunday before it peters out. Already, as of late Thursday, over 20 million people were in the path of the storm, the Weather Service said. Other big cities in the path of the storm include Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington and Baltimore. St. Louis should see the most snow from the storm, with as much as 8 inches likely. Snow should start there on Friday morning, potentially leading to commuting issues.

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