Death toll climbs to 10 as winter storm prompts weather alerts for 60 million people
McLEAN, Va. – The death toll rose to 10 from weather-related crashes and more than 60 million were under weather alerts Monday as a second storm pounded much of the Midwest and East with snow, ice and a wintry mix.
Four fatalities were reported in Missouri, three in Nebraska, two in Indiana and one in Kansas. The National Weather Service posted winter weather advisories – possible hazardous conditions expected – for more than 53 million people and winter storm warnings to nearly 6 million more.
A storm warning means, among other things, that at least 4 inches of snow or 1/4 inch of ice likely are on the way.
Missouri was a prime target for the misery: Snow Sunday from the first storm forced the State Highway Patrol to handle more than 1,000 stranded motorist and vehicle crash calls. Three deaths occurred Sunday night when a driver lost control and overturned in St. Francois County in the eastern part of the state, authorities said.
Deadly Winter Storm Causes Dozens of Crashes, Closes Interstates in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
At least four deaths have been attributed to the storm.
Interstates on both sides of the Kansas-Missouri border were closed by accidents.
The KC Missouri Fire Department said more than 40 traffic collisions were reported between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Multiple tractor-trailers jackknifed across the region.
MSHP responds to 189 crashes, 25 injuries and 4 fatalities Sunday
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — Sunday’s winter snow storm in the area caused several accidents and closures on interstates on both sides of the river.
At 5:30 a.m. Monday, the Missouri Highway Patrol (MSHP) Troop C, which patrols the St. Louis Metro and surrounding areas, said the responded to 489 calls for service, 124 stranded motorists and 189 separate crashes on Sunday. In total, 25 people were injured and four people were killed.
MSHP said one of the fatalities happened earlier in the day on Interstate 270 in Kirkwood. It was not weather-related.
The three other fatalities happened in St. Francois County on Highway 67. MSHP said one vehicle had crashed and three people were outside of the car when another vehicle overturned and hit them. Around 5:30 p.m., a fourth vehicle struck and killed three people standing on the highway.
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