Winter storm bellowed in East U.S., at least 6 died

Published on : Monday, January 14, 2019

Just after a merciless storm brought 20 inches of snow in the Midwest last week, the storm is blowing in East paralyzing Washington with deep layers of snow.  Three deaths were reported in Missouri, two in Kansas and one in Virginia. About 20 million people from Ohio to the East Coast were under winter storm advisories or warnings late Sunday.




As per AccuWeather meteorologist a high-pressure system was preventing the movement of snow towards north, forcing it to remain in the D.C. area. The snow could pile up to about 8 inches by early Monday.





By Sunday night, the Federal Aviation Administration had ordered ground stops at both Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.





It is being considered a major storm, as the city has not received more than 4.1 inches of snow in three years.





As per flight-tracking service FlightAware Nationwide, more than 600 flights had been canceled and another 913 delayed Sunday as of 11 a.m. ET. The storm canceled and delayed flights at airports from Colorado east for three days.





At Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Delta Flight 1708 arrived Sunday from Las Vegas and, after landing safely, slid off the pavement of a taxiway on its way to the terminal, airport officials said. No injuries were reported among the 126 passengers and crew.





Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam had declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the storm “to prepare and coordinate the Commonwealth’s response” to the wintry blast.





Snow covered roads and highways across much of southeastern Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Kansas, adding to travel headaches.




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