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USWinter storm in Midwest sees 5 road deaths, power outages

22:31  12 january  2019
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Winter Storm Harper was a cross-country low pressure system that brought rain or snow to nearly every Winter Storm Harper crossed the country from the West to New England. Heavy snow fell in the Sierra Heavy ice accumulation brought down power lines in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Winter Storm Gia dumped heavy snow across portions of the Rockies, Plains, Midwest and mid -Atlantic from Jan. 10 to 13, causing widespread travel impacts in parts of those regions. Damaging ice from freezing rain was also reported from western North Carolina to western Virginia.

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

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Power outages during frigid winter months can endanger lives. Being prepared can help you and your family stay safe and comfortable. If the power goes out, make sure you have not blown a circuit by checking the breakers in your home's electrical panel. Think ahead and unplug electronics and

Power outages , cancelled flights and hazardous driving conditions continue to plague the Midwest and East Coast as a winter storm sweeps across the country, dumping more than a foot of snow in some areas and causing at least seven traffic fatalities. The storm traveled from the Rockies to pummel the

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.

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Winter Storm Nadia hammered the West with heavy snow and then continued its cross-country track into parts of the Plains, Midwest and the mid -Atlantic. Winter Storm Nadia had its origins in a deep dip in the jet stream over the northeastern Pacific Ocean.

Winter Storm Indra was a cross-country system that spread snow and ice from the West to the Plains, Midwest and parts of the interior Northeast Jan. Tractor-trailers are stacked up along the shoulder of eastbound Interstate 70 near the Airpark road exit Tuesday, Jan.

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.

Polar plunge: Record low temperatures roll into Midwest, East behind snowstorm.
High winds and brutal cold greeted brave souls armed with shovels digging out Monday from up to two feet of snow across a wide swath of the nation. "In some cases, temperatures may plummet 40 degrees," AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said. The storm has been blamed for three deaths across the country. Adding to the temperature troubles: Wind gusts of up to 50 mph capable of knocking down tree limbs and electrical lines and disrupting power. Temperatures across the Northeast were forecast to dip about 20 degrees below average for the time of year.

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