Central U.S. hit by winter storm; 30 inches of snow possible in some areas

Fourth Estate Cooperative Staff

Chicago, IL, United States (4E) – The central United States on Thursday was hit by a massive winter storm, as it dumped everything on its way under heavy snow.

According to National Weather service report, Colorado and New Mexico reported a fall of 38cm of snow on Thursday morning with authorities warned that some areas could see at least 30 in the coming days as the storm in slowing moving towards south coast.

Residents on the southern end face witnessed a dangerous mix of sleet and freezing rain. The authorities have also warned about ice storm in Arkansas.

“Heavy snow along with some blowing and drifting snow will result in very poor visibility at times and cause snow packed and treacherous driving conditions,” the weather service warned. “The most significant ice accumulations are expected on trees, power lines and untreated highways,” it added.

Meanwhile, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared an emergency after the state reported 25cm of snow overnight. The mid-western state also faced the dangerous mix of ice and snow.

“Missouri stands ready to help communities in need and to deploy the resources to keep folks safe,” Governor Nixon said, adding, “I urge all Missourians to keep a close eye on the weather and avoid unnecessary travel.”

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