Monster snowstorm to blanket more than half of United States

Monster snowstorm to blanket more than half of United States

Monster snowstorm to blanket more than half of United States

Hundreds of thousands of power outages have been reported across Kansas, Missouri, Virginia and North Carolina, according to, and over 650 flights have been canceled as over 1,100 have experienced delays across the USA on Sunday as of 12 p.m. EST, according to FlightAware.

In North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Sunday to help utility crews restore electricity more quickly after power lines fell because of freezing rain, ice and toppled trees.

In Virginia, a 73-year-old Georgia man died Saturday, reports the AP, citing state police.

The storm has forced the delay or cancellation of hundreds of flights with more expected Sunday.

The National Weather Service has expanded its winter storm warning to Atlantic and Cape May counties, where officials say 5 to 7 inches of snow is expected. The storm dumped more than 30cm of snow in several parts of Missouri and almost 60cm in one city.

Washington, where many federal government offices are closed due to the USA government shutdown, is expected to receive 6 to 8 inches of snow from this storm, according to the National Weather Service.

Baltimore is also in the path of these heavier bands of snowfall, with 4-6 inches of snow predicted for Sunday.

Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said parts of the region could expect snow to continue falling into Sunday evening.

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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. Lambert, a five-year veteran of the state police who previously served in the Army, died later at a hospital. Schmitz said Lambert positioned his squad vehicle to protect the other three cars 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 risky. Over 35 million people across ten states and Washington, DC, were under a storm warning as of Saturday.

Two children go over a ramp as they sled on Capitol Hill, Washington.

A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the U.S. midwest was pummeling the mid-Atlantic region for a second day on Sunday, bringing snow, freezing rain and power outages.

The storm was pretty much over by late afternoon when the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Indianapolis Colts in an National Football League playoff game, but seats in Arrowhead Stadium were still covered in snow and fans tailgated under tents in the stadium parking lot.

Allen said he made it on time for the Chiefs' victory over the Indianapolis Colts because of the assistance.

Allen turned to Twitter to track down the Good Samaritan.

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