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Winter storm leads to whiteout conditions and snow-covered roads across the US



The last winter storm hit the Colorado Rockies on Saturday with heavy snow and is now ready to sweep from St. Louis to Pittsburgh and the northeast to end the weekend.

Moving Storm has already produced 3-6 inches of snow along Colorado's Interstate 25 corridor, including Denver, with similar volumes extending eastward along I-70 in Kansas.

"This weekend storm, both on the ground and in the air, will laze a large portion of the nation from the central plains to the northeast," said AccuWeather meteorologist Alyson Hoegg.


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Even when the snow is over, gusty winds can continue blowing and swirling through the snow lying on the central plains.

"If someone has to be outside during the storm, it is advisable to follow all travel restrictions and guidelines for the surrounding roads, and people should also make sure that they have emergency equipment with water, food and blankets in case that they were stranded during the thunderstorm, "said Hoegg.

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"This storm will cause blackouts in the northeast, mainly because of the heavy and wet nature of the snow," she said.

In the wake of the winter storm, an icy draft will submerge from the plains to the Midwest and Northeast. Any damp or muddy area may freeze as residents are exposed to above-average heating needs in early March in the first half of the week.


11.30am CST Sunday: [19659003] Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York, tweeted that the city will suspend deviant parking on March 4 on March 24 to allow the sanitary unit the city can respond to the predicted snowfall on Sunday night.

Meanwhile, Baltimore / Washington International Airport Thurgood Marshall (BWI) has announced delays and gate holds for some airlines.


9:30 AM CST Sunday:

The National Weather Service in St. Louis reported 1.3 inches of snow shortly before 9 am local time ,


8:20 pm CST Sunday:

The Missouri Department of Transportation reported on Twitter that an articulated lorry accident blocked I-44 westbound traffic at the junction of Route 50 in Franklin County, just west of St. Louis. From 9:47 CST the route is clear, officials tweeted.


7:50 AM CST Sunday:

Like the Winterstorm In Missouri is covered with snow on almost all state roads according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Officials urge people not to travel as the snowstorm can restrict visibility on the roads.


4:45 CST Sunday:

The winter weather affects the population centers across the plains, while heavy snow falls in Kansas City, causing a gang of icy rain too slippery roads in Oklahoma City subway area.

Those who leave the door in the morning hours should make their travel plans fill with plenty of extra time on slippery roads and sidewalks. [1 9659003] The wind is now blowing across Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Along with the falling temperatures, AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures are dangerously low on Sunday mornings.

In Des Moines, it feels like minus 25 degrees right now, while in Dodge City, Kansas, it's like minus 22.


3:00 am CST Sunday:

When snow comes up overnight in Kansas, the roads quickly become slippery and covered with periods of white-out conditions.

Stand: 02:00 local time, areas around Great Bend, Kansas, It has reportedly received 3 to 5 inches of fresh snow. Local law enforcement agencies reported that strong gusts of wind blew and drifted snow, making traveling extremely difficult.

Further west in Colorado, where the snow ended earlier in the evening, temperatures have already dropped below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

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