The big freeze: deadly snow storms hit US, Europe

The big freeze: deadly snow storms hit US, Europe

The big freeze: deadly snow storms hit US, Europe

St. Louis registered just over a foot of snow, and the city of Columbia saw more than 2 feet of precipitation, according tothe National Weather Service.

Police said Ronald W. Harris, 73, of Gainesville, Georgia, died after his vehicle was struck by two tractor-trailers.

Virginia State Police said the driver of a military surplus vehicle was killed late on Saturday after he lost control on Interstate 81 because of slick road conditions.

It has left dozens of casualties in its trail as it moved eastward, dropping six to seven inches of snow in parts of Maryland and Virginia. Flights at Chicago O'Hare, Chicago Midway, Washington Dulles, Washington Reagan National, Indianapolis and Cincinnati could be affected.

At least four people have died and scores of motorists were injured and stranded, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. 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. Forecasters said heavy snow could fall in mountain areas north of Interstate 64, such as Charlottesville and Staunton, Va. Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Saturday night to help the state of Virginia prepare.

The storm was expected to continue into Sunday evening. He died at a local hospital.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services warned if you lose or have lost power, to prevent deadly carbon monoxide poisoning, "never use a gas-powered generator or other fuel-burning appliance indoors or in the garage", McClatchy previously reported.


State Police Director Leo Schmitz told reporters that 34-year-old Christopher Lambert was headed home when he pulled over and got out of his squad auto to respond to the accident. "Trooper Lambert deliberately placed his vehicle in a position to protect the lives of the victims of the previous crash, and took on the danger himself".

The storm moved into Kansas and Nebraska from the Rockies on Friday, then east into Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and IN, covering roads and making driving unsafe.

People sled on Capitol Hill as a winter storm arrives in the region, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Washington.

This will come as little surprise to those in the Kansas City area bone-weary from snow shoveling, or shivering in cold, dark homes.

In Europe, snow has continued to plague the regions surrounding the European Alps, with five deaths reported in Austria and France as forecasts predicted more bad weather.

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. When they connected Sunday morning, Allen thanked him and promised him tickets to next week's AFC Championship game.

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