Storm takes 6 lives, pushes jet off taxi­way in march on Wash­ing­ton

The Commercial Appeal - - Viewpoint - John Ba­con USA TO­DAY

AR­LING­TON, Va. – A jet slid off a taxi­way at Cincin­nati’s air­port, power out­ages climbed in North Carolina and the na­tion’s cap­i­tal was un­der a snow warn­ing as a win­ter storm roared east.

Three deaths were re­ported in Mis­souri, two in Kansas and one in Vir­ginia. More than 35 mil­lion peo­ple from Ohio to the East Coast re­mained un­der storm ad­vi­sories or warn­ings Sun­day, the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice said.

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. No in­juries were re­ported among the 126 pas­sen­gers and crew.

In North Carolina, some ar­eas were hit with a half-inch of ice, leav­ing more than 150,000 homes and busi­nesses with­out power.

In Wash­ing­ton, more than 5 inches of snow fell and fore­cast­ers were ex­pect­ing a to­tal of 8 inches.

Ear­lier, the storm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on parts of Mis­souri.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.