Snowstorm pounding St. Louis has Washington and Baltimore in its sights

14 January, 2019, 06:13 | Author: Angel Logan
  • While the storm will spare the heavily populated Northeast it likely will disrupt air and auto travel from Kansas City to Indianapolis and will bring the heaviest snowfall so far this winter to Cincinnati and the Ohio River Valley

In a suburb of Chicago, Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert was standing outside his patrol vehicle at the scene of a three-car crash when a driver struck him, authorities say. The state medical examiner determined Sunday that Harris' death was storm-related, police said.

Those lanes remained closed at 4:30 p.m.at the highway's intersection with State Road 25, but Hampton said they were expected to reopen to traffic by early evening once the crash site is cleaned up.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency on Saturday in order to mitigate damage from snowfall, ice and high winds.

Though crews have cleared most major roads and interstates, the Missouri Department of Transportation is warning drivers that melting snow and ice will refreeze as temperatures drop tonight.

So far Missouri has had the worst of the snow, with more than a foot (30cm) on Saturday morning around St Louis and Jefferson City.

At Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, most flights were canceled or delayed.

For air travelers, the Dullest airport authority subsequently tweeted tips for flying on a snow day, including frequently checking for airline flight changes and packing "patience, a good dose of snow humor & a packet of hot chocolate".

Washington, where many federal government offices are closed due to the US government shutdown, is expected to receive 6 to 8 inches of snow from this storm, according to the National Weather Service. Much of central IL was forecast to receive 6 to 8 inches.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of hazardous weather conditions with a winter storm warning projected to last until 12:00 a.m. on Monday. In Virginia, more than 33,000 customers had lost power. Baltimore and parts of Maryland are also bracing for a similar amount. He was struck by a passing vehicle and died in a hospital a few hours later.

Meanwhile, Illinois was trying to dig out from under heavy snowfall in some areas.

In Indiana, one person was killed in a crash on Interstate 70 in Greenfield on Saturday, according to WISH-TV. It would be the most snow the city has had in a single storm since 2014 when a January blizzard dumped 10.8 inches. The weather service says 11.5 inches (29 centimeters) of snow fell on Springfield over the three days. The vehicle was struck by two tractor-trailers.

Snow is forecast for the Appalachian Mountains and the mid-Atlantic on Saturday evening and Sunday.

Kyle Haraugh, of NFL Films, clears snow from a camera location at Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL divisional football playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts, in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 12, 2019. The man who helped Allen didn't know he was a Chiefs player at the time. The team followed up later on saying the game was "tentatively rescheduled for Sunday".

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