Snow storm marches toward Washington, after pummeling Midwest

Snow storm marches toward Washington, after pummeling Midwest

The storm began to spread east into the Mid-Atlantic region, with between 5 and 10 inches (13 to 25 centimeters) of snow expected in the Washington area, including parts of northern and central Maryland, by Sunday.

A massive winter storm hit the US Rockies and Plains on Friday then punched east, with snow set to assault a 1,800-mile (1,609 km) corridor through the weekend, creating transportation "havoc" in the middle of the country. "St. Louis is seeing its worse snowstorm in five years".

Trees covered in snow are seen as a auto drives in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 12, 2019, in this still image obtained from social media video.

A thick blanket of snow covered most of the state Saturday as local emergency managers did their best to fend off the fierce winter storm.

He says a winter storm that brought heavy snow Saturday to parts of IN led to almost 20 vehicle slide-offs that state police responded to IN the Lafayette district.

It reached Kansas and Missouri on Friday and spread to Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and OH on Saturday. If travel is necessary please refer to MoDot's interactive road map here: Missouri DOT Road Conditions.

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Troopers in Missouri responded to almost 4,000 calls for service and rescued 1,790 stranded motorists, as of Saturday afternoon. Between 8 to 12 inches of snow is expected near Washington, D.C., with "locally higher amounts" possible. If St. Louis gets 15 inches or more of snow - there's about a 10% chance - it would be the city's second-greatest snowstorm of all time.

Casualties included a woman and her 14-year-old stepdaughter whose vehicle slid into the path of a semitrailer in Clinton, about 80 miles southeast of Kansas City, on January 11, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Along with Washington and Baltimore, Philadelphia is predicted to get 1 to 2 inches of snow, and there is a possibility of light accumulation in NY along the storm's northern edge. But it cited progress Saturday as crews worked to clear routes and bring "water and food to stranded motorists". "This is where the highest accumulations of (3 inches or more) are expected". The wintry mix was also causing problems at airports in the region, including more than 250 flight cancellations at the three main airports serving the nation's capital.

The Appalachians will pick up some snow and sleet in Virginia, down through North Carolina and Tennessee.

The University of Missouri men's basketball game Saturday at the University of SC was moved to Sunday because of weather-related travel problems, the team tweeted.

More heavy rain also will fall on the already-saturated South.