Storms dump snow on Mid-Missouri

Ryan Hill of Lee's Summit Missouri shovels the Kansas City Chiefs' logo out of snow on his driveway

Ryan Hill of Lee's Summit Missouri shovels the Kansas City Chiefs' logo out of snow on his driveway

Jacksonville, some 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Springfield, got even more at almost 16 inches (40 centimeters).

Missouri and Kansas took the brunt of the storm on Friday and Saturday, while snow also fell steadily across Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote in a tweet on Saturday that it has responded to 3,918 calls for service, 1,790 stranded motorists, 878 crashes, and 57 injuries.

Meanwhile, much of Europe is also dealing with heavy snow.

Yet more snow is forecast, and the Weather Channel is predicting that St Louis could see one of it's heaviest 2 two-day snowfall events on record.

A major winter storm is wreaking havoc on millions of Americans this weekend as it carves its way across the Midwest toward the Atlantic.

Meteorologists expect the storm to die down by early Monday morning, but not before leaving 2 to 4 inches of snow in parts of Atlantic City.

Kyle Haraugh, of NFL Films, clears snow from a camera location at Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL divisional football playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts, in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 12, 2019. Parts of the state had received up to 15 inches of snow by that point.

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"Our crews remain out and are making good progress but as long as it's snowing the roads won't be totally clear", the Missouri Department of Transportation said on its St. Louis area Twitter feed. The state's western mountains and foothills were hardest-hit along with the western Piedmont region and almost 1,000 state transportation workers were called out to clear ice and snow. More than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow has fallen in some places around St. Louis.

Some interstates in Missouri, including I-70 and I-44, reopened Saturday morning after being shutdown Friday night, but treacherous conditions continued.

At Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, most flights were canceled or delayed on Saturday.

The flight tracking website reported 1,431 flight cancellations on Friday and 12,465 delays, with problems at snow-hit airports like Denver causing knock-on effects around the country.

The University of Missouri men's basketball game Saturday at the University of SC was moved to Sunday because of weather-related travel problems, the team tweeted.

Some locales along the projected path of Gia could receive up to a foot of snow through Sunday. It cites the National Weather Service as saying the 8.4 inches (21.3 centimeters) of snow that fell on the capital, Springfield, broke a previous record for a January 12 in 1964 of 6.6 inches (16.7 centimeters).

There is a small chance that the southern Appalachians get enough freezing rain and sleet to turn into an ice event Saturday into Sunday.

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