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Abandoned cars litter the streets in St. Louis on Saturday. A winter storm that pounded St. Louis and left seven people dead mad its way east Sunday, leaving thousands without power on the Atlantic coast. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Seven people have died in highway accidents on Saturday related to a winter storm across the Midwest, according to a Reuters report.

Winter Storm Gia hit the East Coast Saturday evening.

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Ian Livingston

@islivingston

Up to 8.5” in Cleveland Park #DC. Lighter lately but still snowing and some more good stuff to come. @capitalweather #WinterStormGia #snurlough

A man uses a kite to snowboard near the Washington Monument on the National Mall during a winter storm January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. - Washington area residents woke up to a winter wonderland, and may need to shovel aside several inches of snow that fell overnight as a winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday and more snow is expected to fall. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A man uses a kite to snowboard near the Washington Monument on the National Mall during a winter storm January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. – Washington area residents woke up to a winter wonderland, and may need to shovel aside several inches of snow that fell overnight as a winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday and more snow is expected to fall. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Kenyon Weaver@kenyonindc

Capitol Hill is open for sledding! #snurlough #the6

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: A man pulls his son up the hill as people sled on the west side of the U.S. Capitol, on January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. The DC area was hit with 4-7 inches of snow accumulation with the potential of another 2-4 inches. President Donald Trump is holding off from a threatened national emergency declaration to fund a border wall amidst the longest partial government shutdown in the nation's history. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: A man pulls his son up the hill as people sled on the west side of the U.S. Capitol, on January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. The DC area was hit with 4-7 inches of snow accumulation with the potential of another 2-4 inches. President Donald Trump is holding off from a threatened national emergency declaration to fund a border wall amidst the longest partial government shutdown in the nation’s history. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

Anthony Joseph@ajmeliaDC

Let it snur #snurlough @capitalweather

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Devin Boyer@wxdevin

Snow makes everything more beautiful, but it’s amazing how it can transform an urban landscape. Stay safe, DC! #snurlough

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💙 DC@CeilingCracked

Gorgeous morning on Capitol Hill #dcsnow @nbcwashington #Snurlough

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The Weather Network reported at least three deaths via Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP). MSHP advised motorists to avoid driving:

MSHP General HQ

@MSHPTrooperGHQ

As of 2:00 pm this afternoon, MSHP has responded to:
• 3918 calls for service
• 1790 stranded motorists
• 878 crashes
• 57 injuries
* 4 fatalities

PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL. While roads are improving, many are still snow covered. Road conditions at http://traveler.modot.org/map/ 

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The snowstorm hit the Rockies and Plains regions on Friday, moving East, and is projected to cover a 1,800-mile corridor — stretching from Colorado to the mid-Atlantic – across the weekend. It began as a rainstorm in Mexico, turning to snow as it moved north. Over 35 million people across ten states and Washington, DC, were under a storm warning as of Saturday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of hazardous weather conditions with a winter storm warning projected to last until 12:00 a.m. on Monday. Four to eight inches of snow is expected to accumulate in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas, with up to one foot in some places.

CNN reported:

Baltimore is also in the path of these heavier bands of snowfall, with 4 to 6 inches of snow predicted for Sunday. Philadelphia is predicted to get 1 to 2 inches of snow, and there is a possibility of light accumulation in New York along the storm’s northern edge.

Sections of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska received over a foot of snowfall, with Montgomery City, MO, seeing the heaviest snowfall of 20 inches.

Various Twitterati used #snurlough and #snowpocalypse2019 hashtag linkages to share pictures of the event.

Nick Roper@Ray_Roper52

The D.C. mall is full of activity with all this snow! @islivingston #snurlough #dcsnow

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Siobhan Kirkland@siokirkland

One of the best parts of living in DC is nighttime monument wanders on the national mall. Even better when it is magical and snowy. It is still snowing so I’m looking forward to another day of snowy wanders. #dc #dcwanders #snurlough @capitalweather

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Alek Krautmann@AlekKrautmann

Snowy Albert & Abe #DCwx #Snurlough

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Alek Krautmann@AlekKrautmann

Wow, the Korean Memorial in the snow #DCwx #Snurlough pic.twitter.com/4FdgWn8C9g

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Franzi Rook, MPA@franzirook

Good morning DC! @capitalweather #snurlough at Marine Corps War Memorial

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Amanda@drhockeyncoffee

Woke up in a winter wonderland of 4in of snow by my measurement and still snowing. If any of you have watched the Last Alaskans, hopefully you’ll understand my urge to tap those trees with an axe. Now, for some playoff football! #ChiefsKingdom #snowpocalypse2019 #KCSnow @fox4wx

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Franzi Rook, MPA@franzirook

Arlington National Cemetery this morning. @capitalweather #snurlough

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Angie@rwidgeon

Winter storm warning here and I’m about to have one happy girl in the morning! #newfoundland #BlackBear #Daisy #snowpocalypse2019 #ADogCanDream #LetItSnow

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Alex Igleheart@TXIgleheart88

We don’t want it to stop 🐶❄️🎾@capitalweather #snurlough

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NBC’s Washington affiliate reported:

Virginia State Police said they responded to more than 230 traffic crashes and helped more than 100 disabled vehicles in Virginia from midnight to noon Sunday. More than 30 of those crashes and half of those disabled vehicles were in the Fairfax district, VSP said.

Local authorities in Washington, DC, are promoting a Snow Hero Challenge, inviting city residents who help neighbors in need.

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Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships@ServeDC

These Ward 7 residents took the #SnowHeroChallenge! Join our DC Volunteer Snow Team, and help your neighbors stay safe this winter. Register at http://SNOWTEAM.DC.GOV  @MayorBowser #WinterReadyDC #DCVolSnowProgram #DCValues

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Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs@DCMOCA

Help shovel snow for our DC neighbors who are seniors and those with access and functional needs. Sign up to be a #SnowTeamHero at http://SNOWTEAM.DC.GOV  or call 202-727-7925

Nearly 250 flights were canceled nationwide and another 400 delayed as of 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.com.

The NWS is advising those in Washington, DC, Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Eastern West Virginia to stay indoors. If travel is a must, it advises the keeping of an extra flashlight, as well as food and water in one’s vehicle in case of an emergency.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/13/winter-snow-storm-kills-7-in-midwest-heading-to-d-c/

 

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