January 12, 2019
By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and workers author
January 12, 2019, 10:46:26 AM EST
Snow is snarling journey throughout the central United States as a winter storm pummels the area.
“For a lot of areas, this can be a long-duration winter storm occasion that lasts greater than 12 hours and maybe so long as 48 hours in some circumstances,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski mentioned.
The winter storm started to unfold over the area on Friday afternoon with heavy snow and freezing rain throughout Missouri and Kansas. Some motorists grew to become stranded on the snow-covered roads for hours, with extra journey delays possible by way of Saturday.
The load of the heavy, moist snow may trigger some timber to snap, resulting in sporadic energy outages.
Obtain the free AccuWeather app to see the beginning and finish time of the storm in addition to how a lot snow is predicted on your space.
9:30 CST Saturday:
Up to date snowfall totals by way of Saturday morning. Remoted energy outages in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri have been reported.
7:40 CST Saturday:
Amid the 58 crashes on Friday evening, three fatalities had been confirmed by the Missouri State Freeway Patrol. Over 90 motorists had been stranded and 4 different people had been injured. A number of roadways and exit ramps have been closed.
As of Eight pm, Troop A Officer’s have responded to 221 requires service together with 58 crashes and three fatalities. Please keep dwelling and permit crews to make the roadways safer! #MoWx pic.twitter.com/ASd2aPxIux
— MSHP Troop A (@MSHPTrooperA) January 12, 2019
4:55 a.m. CST Saturday:
Roadways throughout a lot of southeastern Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Kansas, are coated with snow this morning. In case you should head out, use excessive warning and ensure your automobile is provided with a winter storm survival package in case of emergency.
Street situations as of 5:30 AM are Fully Snow Lined in most areas south of Freeway 30. If headed out, drive slowly and be extra cautious when braking and making turns. #IAWX #ILWX #MOWX pic.twitter.com/AjPxm1QPp1
— NWS Quad Cities (@NWSQuadCities) January 12, 2019
There may be now one lane of site visitors transferring slowly on east and westbound I-44 on the Antire Rd space. Please keep away from this space whereas we proceed to get the remaining site visitors transferring by way of and MODOT can get extra lanes cleared.
— MSHP Troop C (@MSHPTrooperC) January 12, 2019
4:20 a.m. CST Saturday:
Snow is increasing throughout the Ohio Valley this morning. Round 1-1.5 inches of snow has fallen thus far in Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
Snow will attain downtown Chicago late this morning.
2:50 a.m. CST Saturday:
Snowfall has reached 9.Four inches thus far at St. Louis Lambert Worldwide Airport. Totals could also be close to or exceed one foot by the point the snowstorm winds down within the metropolis late Saturday evening.
1:40 a.m. CST Saturday:
Snow has reached the Indianapolis metro space and is anticipated to proceed into Saturday evening. Roadways will shortly flip slippery throughout the area.
— NWS Indianapolis (@NWSIndianapolis) January 12, 2019
1:00 a.m. CST Saturday:
Snow is weighing down timber in Missouri, with experiences of tree limbs breaking in Columbia, Missouri.
Columbia set a brand new each day document for snowfall on Friday as 10.Four inches buried town. This broke the earlier document of 5.1 inches from 1909. Snow will proceed to fall within the metropolis by way of Saturday.
Measured 9.5” in south Columbia at 12:50am. I’m going to wish an extended measuring stick at this charge. Additionally, this small tree couldn’t deal with the load of the snow. @NWSStLouis #mowx pic.twitter.com/njUtoAgkbq
— Caleb Brown (@CalBrown777) January 12, 2019
12:15 a.m. CST Saturday:
Energy outages are slowly starting to extend throughout Missouri, with almost 3,00zero prospects at midnight, in keeping with poweroutage.us. This quantity could proceed to extend as heavy snow weighs down timber and energy traces.
— NWS St. Louis (@NWSStLouis) January 12, 2019
11:20 p.m. CST Friday:
Parts of Interstate 80 in Nebraska have develop into harmful for journey as snow spreads into the area.
“Please decelerate and drive sensible,” native regulation enforcement mentioned on Twitter.
Between 1 and three inches of snow has been reported thus far in southeastern parts of the state.
— @NSP_TroopANiteShift (@TrpAOmaha) January 12, 2019
11:00 p.m. CST Friday:
Street situations are shortly deteriorating throughout south-central Illinois because the snowstorm expands to the north and east.
The Illinois Division of Transportation experiences that enormous stretches of interstates 55, 57, 64 and 72 are coated with snow and ice.
— Nick Stewart (@NStewCBS2) January 12, 2019
10:00 p.m. CST Friday:
Journey stays extraordinarily troublesome and harmful as heavy snow continues to fall all through Missouri.
A big part of Interstate 44 stays closed following quite a few automobile crashes.
Eastbound I-70 at Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Missouri has been shut down after 5 tractor trailers jackknifed. Regulation enforcement is urging individuals to keep away from this areas.
A big part of I-44 stays closed as emergency crews work quite a few climate associated crashes. The backup begins close to Pacific and streatches towards the St. Louis space. Please keep away from this space if touring on I-44. #mowx
— MSHP Troop C (@MSHPTrooperC) January 12, 2019
9:35 p.m. CST Friday:
Snow is spreading eastward into Kentucky and Indiana with snow anticipated to start out quickly in Louisville, Kentucky. Evansville, Indiana, is beginning to document accumulating snowfall with most areas seeing between a coating and two inches.
In the meantime, accumulations are approaching 10 inches close to St. Louis making it troublesome for crews to clear accidents and take away snow from jammed highways.
“We proceed to discourage any journey tonight. Site visitors stays at a whole standstill in some places,” the Nationwide Climate Service in St. Louis mentioned.
A truck jackknifed on Interstate 44 after driving too quick in snowy situations. (Photograph/Missouri State Freeway Patrol)
Wrecked automobiles deserted alongside roads close to Sappington, Missouri. Roads within the space are a dense slush or full of snow. (Photograph/Alex Elmore)
9:10 p.m. CST Friday:
The very best snowfall totals with the winter storm have been centered round St. Louis the place accumulations vary from Four to eight inches. Snow will proceed to build up into Saturday, probably making this one of many snowiest storms on document for town.
Sections of Interstates 44, 64 and 70 have been closed across the metropolis, inflicting sometimes quick commuted to take hours. Even automobiles that often navigate snowy roads with ease have had difficulties driving on roads round St. Louis.
After almost 6 hours on what ought to have been a 15-minute drive, I’m lastly dwelling! 🙌 Sincerely respect everybody checking in on me. Hope everybody else has made it dwelling! #stlwx #STLtraffic https://t.co/XURHjY7Akv
— Kevin Deitsch (@KDeitsch_wx) January 12, 2019
— nefarious umlaut (@schmtty76) January 12, 2019
Eight p.m. CST Friday:
Snow-covered roads and main site visitors backups has made it troublesome for emergency crews to navigate roads throughout central Missouri. In line with Marissa Thomas, who has been caught on Interstate 44 since no less than Three p.m. CST, an ambulance bought caught within the snow when making an attempt to cross on the shoulder.
An ambulance caught on the shoulder of Interstate 44 eastbound on Friday night. (Photograph/Marissa Thomas)
6:50 p.m. CST Friday:
Important journey delays are inflicting complications for divers on Interstate 44 west of St. Louis. Site visitors is backed up for miles on account of accidents on snow-covered roads with some individuals being caught on the freeway for almost Four hours. Some motorists have deserted their automobiles alongside the facet of the freeway.
Individuals round St. Louis ought to keep away from journey until completely obligatory till street situations enhance.
Site visitors on Interstate 44 and automobiles making an attempt to merge onto the freeway had been at a standstill on Friday night amid snow-covered roads. (Photograph/MoDOT)
ST LOUIS SNOW: huge issues on I64/I55 intersection a couple of miles east of downtown as heavy snow continues! 8-12” by tomorrow minimal in STL. We’re getting hammered! Reside protection on @accuweather @breakingweather #StLouis #snow #snowstorm pic.twitter.com/cUzMtRO8Iv
— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) January 12, 2019
6:10 p.m. CST Friday:
Saturday’s basketball recreation between South Carolina and Missouri has been postponed on account of winter storm. The sport can be rescheduled for a future date.
Because of climate associated journey points for Missouri, tomorrow’s contest scheduled for 1 PM is postponed. South Carolina and Missouri are in communication with the SEC on rescheduling and updates can be launched when obtainable.
— Gamecock MBB (@GamecockMBB) January 11, 2019
5:15 p.m. CST Friday:
There have already been over 80 cancellations and 70 delays at Lambert-St. Louis Worldwide Airport in the present day, in keeping with FlightStats.com. Some flights to and from the airport have already canceled for Saturday.
A airplane slid off the runway at Columbia Regional Airport in Columbia, Missouri, on Friday afternoon amid snowy situations. Each runways had been compelled to shut following the incident, in keeping with ABC17. No accidents had been reported, and all passengers had been safely returned to the terminal.
Freeway 40/64 is horrible proper now. Between Mason and 141, the site visitors is stopped on account of icy hills and caught tractor trailers. Do your self a favor and keep off the roads for some time. These are east and west pictures. @ksdknews pic.twitter.com/Quesk6Y8Zj
— Rick Meyer (@RickMeyerKSDK) January 11, 2019
Snow-covered roads in St. Charles, Missouri, on Friday night. (Photograph/Andrew Baker)
Four p.m. CST Friday:
Heavy snow has arrived in St. Louis and is disrupting journey throughout town. Quite a few accidents have been reported and have precipitated backups on roads, reminiscent of Interstate 44. Journey situations will proceed to deteriorate into Friday evening as snow continues to build up on roads.
WOW street situations already brutal on I44 with main site visitors backups west of St Louis with a number of hours of 1” per hour or higher snowfall charges nonetheless forward! Video is from @WXgage approaching STL from the west. I’m approaching from south. Reside protection on @accuweather #snow pic.twitter.com/IOzFMTZclT
— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) January 11, 2019
An accident precipitated main backups on Interstate 44 west of St. Louis on Friday afternoon. (Photograph/MoDOT)
By Four p.m. CST Friday, many main roads throughout central and japanese Missouri had been coated in snow (purple). (Picture/MoDOT)
This snowstorm has the potential to be one of many largest snowstorms on document for St. Louis with data relationship again into the 1800s.
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