Winter storm brings snow to various parts of the country

By Susan McFarland  |  Updated Jan. 16, 2018 at 10:03 PM
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Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A winter storm hit some parts of the United States on Tuesday, bringing snow and sub-freezing temperatures to the north and hazardous conditions due to ice in the south.

Southern areas not accustomed to winter weather, such as the Texas cities of Austin, San Antonio and Houston saw several accidents due to ice and sleet on the roads, according to the Weather Channel.

Houston had a particularly difficult time with the ice as more than 1,000 flights were canceled.

CNN also reported that one homeless person died of hypothermia.

Texas, Lousiana and Georgia are expected to experience 1 to 2 inches of snow.

Other parts of the country have had quite a bit more as the storm system dumped as many as 18 inches of snow on parts of Wisconsin, and Chicago received more than 2 inches on Monday.

As the system moved through the south overnight, numerous traffic incidents were reported from Dallas to Nashville, Tenn., because of slick roads.

In Shreveport, La., a portion of Interstate 49 was closed due to travel conditions with the city receiving an inch of snow by daybreak. Bossier, La., received 3 inches.

Parts of Arkansas received 6 inches, while parts of Tennessee received 7 inches of snow.

On Wednesday, snow is forecast along the East Coast from the New England area to the Carolinas. Winter storm alerts for ice and snow were issued for virtually the entire United States east of the Rockies, and schools in many states have been closed.

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