Seven killed in first major snow storm of 2019

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St. Louis was expected to get another half inch of snow Saturday night and perhaps two-tenths of an inch on Sunday, CNN's Shackelford said.

As of 10:40 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service reported 10.9 inches of snow had fallen in St. Louis and 15.9 inches in Columbia.

In Europe, snow has continued to plague the regions surrounding the European Alps, with five deaths reported in Austria and France as forecasts predicted more bad weather.

Trees covered in snow are seen as a auto drives in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 12, 2019, in this still image obtained from social media video. Millions of Americans in ten states and Washington, D.C. were under a winter storm warning or advisory on Sunday.

Authorities in Kansas said at least 3 people died in crashes on slick roadways, while at least 4 deaths were reported by authorities in neighboring Missouri.

State police urged IN residents not to travel if they don't have to because roads remain slick.

Dozens of flights were canceled at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, which described the onslaught of snow on Twitter as one of its biggest single-day winter storms in years.

He says that since the snow began falling Friday, troopers in District 11 in southwestern IL have been called to 114 crashes and a total of 261 incidents, many of which involved vehicles that had veered off roadways into ditches.

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Gia, which is what The Weather Channel is calling it, should produce heavy snow and some ice accumulation in the Rockies and more than 1,000 miles eastward to Philadelphia and New Jersey.

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.

Traffic moved through the town center after a major winter storm dropped around 8 inches of snow in Taos, New Mexico, on January 11, 2019.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency that he says will help utility crews restore electricity more quickly to the state's western Piedmont, foothills and mountains after a winter storm.

The storm began to spread east into the Mid-Atlantic region, with between 5 and 10 inches (13 to 25 centimeters) of snow expected in the Washington area, including parts of northern and central Maryland, by Sunday.

On the storm's southside, more heavy rain will fall on the already saturated South. The state police said earlier that they have responded to more than 200 snow-related crashes, including one other fatality. Vehicle accidents resulting from icy, snow-covered roads were already being reported on Saturday evening.

More than 1400 flight cancellations and more than 12,000 flight delays were associated with the storm on Friday alone, according to a report from Reuters.