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Five dead as heavy snow hits parts of the US

13 January 2019, 12:21 | Darnell Patrick

National Weather Service St. Louis winter storm update as of noon Friday Jan. 11 2019

National Weather Service St. Louis winter storm update as of noon Friday Jan. 11 2019

And in IN snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches are expected between midnight Friday and 7 a.m. Sunday in portions of central, south central, southeastern, southwestern and west central Indiana.

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.

A winter storm sweeping across parts of the Midwest has snarled traffic in several states, left at least seven people dead and thousands more without power in the dead of winter. A half inch of ice and 3 to 5 inches of snow are predicted.

Gia, which is what The Weather Channel is calling it, should produce heavy snow and some ice accumulation in the Rockies and more than 1,000 miles eastward to Philadelphia and New Jersey.

In Indiana, the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 were closed for hours Saturday after a semitruck jackknifed along the snow-covered highway near Lafayette, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Indianapolis.

The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for Missouri, as well as IL and Indiana.

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

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A snowstorm that pounded St. Louis early Saturday is headed east, where it's expected to blanket Washington and Baltimore through Sunday, forecasters said.

AccuWeather meteorologist Bill Deger said in a blog post: "In much of swath from Missouri to southern OH, this will heavy and wet and a strain to shovel".

Although the Kansas City area is expected to get up to 6 inches of snow, it should be over by the time the Kansas City Chiefs begin their National Football League playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday afternoon.

At least four people have died and scores of motorists were injured and stranded, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

As of 2:00 pm this afternoon, MSHP has responded to:• 3918 calls for service• 1790 stranded motorists • 878 crashes... In Columbia, 15.5 inches were reported and Harrisburg had 17 inches. More than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow has fallen in some places around St. Louis.

The storm was pretty much over by late afternoon when the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Indianapolis Colts in an National Football League playoff game, but seats in Arrowhead Stadium were still covered in snow and fans tailgated under tents in the stadium parking lot.



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