Winter storms in the US cause deaths and school closures
Winter storms across the United States are causing school closures and have even been responsbile for a few deaths.
School districts in Olympia, Maryland, Dallas, Austin, Houston and Arlington could all be affected by what some meteorologists are calling potentially the worse ice storm in five years.
Freezing rain and sleet are hitting states from Texas to Kentucky, causing havoc on roads and stranding people trying to travel from one place to another.
The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning from Dallas, Texas to Memphis, Tennessee.
The storm is though to have killed five people already.
"We're experiencing some problems," said Tommy Jackson, spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. "The northwest part of the state was hit worse than any other part. We've got scattered power outages."
Roads north of Little Rock are passable, he said, but bridges and overpasses are "extremely hazardous and ice-covered." Jackson said a tractor-trailer jackknifed overnight on U.S. Highway 65, but no injuries were reported.
In parts of Oklamhoma and Arkansas, about 5,855 people are currently without power.
This morning a FedEx plane crashed in Lubbock Texas due to icy conditions on the runway. Two crew members were injured.
Snow is still falling across the rest of the United States, and some airports are experiencing flight delays, but none too significant at the moment.
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