Snow­storm tar­gets Wash­ing­ton, at least 5 dead in US Mid­west

Daily Messenger - - International -

WASH­ING­TON: A win­ter storm that dumped heavy snow on the U.S. Mid­west, caus­ing at least five road­way deaths, strand­ing some mo­torists in Mis­souri and can­celling dozens of flights, marched east to­wards Wash­ing­ton on Sat­ur­day.

The weather sys­tem, which started as rain from Mex­ico but has since turned into snow, is fore­cast to af­fect an 1,800-mile (2,900 km) swath of the United States from Colorado to the Mid-At­lantic.

The storm hit Kansas and Mis­souri on Fri­day and pum­meled those states again on Sat­ur­day as it ex­tended into parts of Iowa, Illi­nois, In­di­ana and Ohio, said U.S. Weather Pre­dic­tion Cen­ter me­te­o­rol­o­gist An­drew Or­ri­son.

In Kansas City, snow dusted the field at Ar­row­head Sta­dium dur­ing Sat­ur­day’s Na­tional Foot­ball League play­off game be­tween the home­town Chiefs and In­di­anapo­lis Colts.

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