At least 4 dead as 1,400-mile-long snowstorm heads east

At least 4 dead as 1,400-mile-long snowstorm heads east

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.

A snowstorm in the Midwest has created pandemonium on many Missouri highways on Saturday afternoon, causing almost 900 accidents and 1800 stranded motorists.

The weather service said "many areas of eastern Kansas and western Missouri saw their highest snow totals in several years". Some sleet and freezing rain arrived Friday morning in Missouri, with snow expected to fall by midday.

The system is being blamed for at least seven traffic deaths in Kansas, Missouri and IL.

The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that Northern Missouri and central IL will be hit the hardest.

Michael Fuehne, left, and David Fellner Jr., both of Belleville, strain as they push the vehicle of Billy Brownlee out of a pile of snow after Brownlee went sideways while making a turn in Belleville, Ill., on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.

Massive winter storm Gia is predicted to blanket a 1,500-mile stretch of the country as it continues to barrel through the Midwest, causing at least seven death and prompting travel chaos.

Desantis Replacing Sheriff Scott Israel Over Parkland
Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement att the Broward Sheriff's Office headquarters just after 4:30 p.m. was joined by Lt. The Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel had recently reported that Israel told his staff he expected to be removed.

Unai Emery: Arsenal can only make loan signings in January
When asked whether he would give players a break or make changes to his training regime, Emery answered: 'We are doing that. Of the link to Banega, former Sevilla boss Emery added: "I know this player and he's a very good player".

Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney Praises God After Winning National Championship
The two teams exchanged blows early with Clemson holding a 14-13 lead after the first quarter, but it was all Tigers after that. Now Swinney's Tigers seem to have fully caught up to Saban's Tide, proving that Alabama isn't invincible.

It moved from the Rockies into the Heartland Friday bringing blinding snow and treacherous driving to the region.

At least five people have died and scores were injured and stranded as a snowstorm pounded St. Louis and other parts of Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Another woman's auto slid into the path of an SUV in northern Missouri, a 62-year-old man in Kansas died after his truck skidded and hit a concrete barrier and two vehicles collided killing a 41-year-old man from Mexico. In Columbia, 15.5 inches were reported and Harrisburg had 17 inches.

A 62-year-old man died after his pickup truck skidded on the Kansas Turnpike and hit a concrete barrier, according to the patrol, and a 41-year-old driver from Mexico was killed in a crash involving two semitrailers in snowy conditions.

The huge storm struck Kansas and Nebraska on Friday, before moving east into Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and IN on Saturday.

By late morning Saturday, officials had reported almost 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, where most flights were canceled or delayed. The department reported incidents and stalls on interstates overnight. Columbia Power & Light said fewer than 1,000 customers remained without power as of Sunday afternoon. A winter weather advisory was in effect for Bloomington, Peoria and areas north.

Related Articles