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Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow, Ice and Freezing Rain in US

World | | January 14, 2019, 4:53 pm
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 A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents. (Image: AP)

A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents. (Image: AP)

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 An American flag waves in front of the US Capitol Dome as a winter storm arrives in the region, in Washington. (Image: AP)

An American flag waves in front of the US Capitol Dome as a winter storm arrives in the region, in Washington. (Image: AP)

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 The storm knocked out power to nearly 200,000 people in Virginia and North Carolina at its height Sunday, according to PowerOutage.us. (Image: AP)

The storm knocked out power to nearly 200,000 people in Virginia and North Carolina at its height Sunday, according to PowerOutage.us. (Image: AP)

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 In North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Sunday to help utility crews restore electricity more quickly after power lines fell because of freezing rain, ice and toppled trees. (Image: AP)

In North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Sunday to help utility crews restore electricity more quickly after power lines fell because of freezing rain, ice and toppled trees. (Image: AP)

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 The state's western mountains and foothills were hardest-hit along with the western Piedmont region and nearly 1,000 state transportation workers were called out to clear ice and snow. (Image: AP)

The state's western mountains and foothills were hardest-hit along with the western Piedmont region and nearly 1,000 state transportation workers were called out to clear ice and snow. (Image: AP)

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 The National Weather Service reported nearly a half-inch of ice in some sections of western North Carolina, leading to fallen trees and power lines but other areas of the state got mostly a cold rain or freezing precipitation. (Image: AP)

The National Weather Service reported nearly a half-inch of ice in some sections of western North Carolina, leading to fallen trees and power lines but other areas of the state got mostly a cold rain or freezing precipitation. (Image: AP)

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 Most public school systems in northern Virginia and Prince George's County schools in suburban Maryland said classes would be cancelled on January 14. (Image: AP)

Most public school systems in northern Virginia and Prince George's County schools in suburban Maryland said classes would be cancelled on January 14. (Image: AP)

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 Meanwhile, Illinois was trying to dig out from under heavy snowfall in some areas. (Image: AP)

Meanwhile, Illinois was trying to dig out from under heavy snowfall in some areas. (Image: AP)

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 A sledder is dwarfed by snow-covered trees in Loose Park, in the aftermath of a winter storm that dropped more than 8 inches of snow in the Kansas City. (Image: AP)

A sledder is dwarfed by snow-covered trees in Loose Park, in the aftermath of a winter storm that dropped more than 8 inches of snow in the Kansas City. (Image: AP)

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 Two children go over a ramp as they sledge on Capitol Hill as a winter storm arrives in the region, in Washington. (Image: AP)

Two children go over a ramp as they sledge on Capitol Hill as a winter storm arrives in the region, in Washington. (Image: AP)

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 Layers of ice coat a bench at Lions Park as the sun peeks through clouds along the shores of Lake Michigan in St. Joseph. (Image: AP)

Layers of ice coat a bench at Lions Park as the sun peeks through clouds along the shores of Lake Michigan in St. Joseph. (Image: AP)

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 Jeff Clifford digs out his girlfriend's car from a pile of snow in St. Louis. A winter storm swept the region this weekend, snarling traffic in several states and leaving thousands without power. (Image: AP)

Jeff Clifford digs out his girlfriend's car from a pile of snow in St. Louis. A winter storm swept the region this weekend, snarling traffic in several states and leaving thousands without power. (Image: AP)

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 Becket Dyer, from Campbell, California, uses a blow-up unicorn as a sledge on Capitol Hill as a winter storm arrives in the region in Washington. (Image: AP)

Becket Dyer, from Campbell, California, uses a blow-up unicorn as a sledge on Capitol Hill as a winter storm arrives in the region in Washington. (Image: AP)

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 Commuter trains are parked at the LaSalle Street station under a heavy snowfall in downtown Chicago. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 a.m. Sunday and covers northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana including Lee, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage and Cook counties. (Image: AP)

Commuter trains are parked at the LaSalle Street station under a heavy snowfall in downtown Chicago. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 a.m. Sunday and covers northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana including Lee, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage and Cook counties. (Image: AP)

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 (Image: AP)

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 Isabella Orsini jumps into her sledge as she plays in Omaha. (Image: AP)

Isabella Orsini jumps into her sledge as she plays in Omaha. (Image: AP)

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 Traffic moves along Pacific Street near its intersection with 189th Street as snow falls in Omaha. (Image: AP)

Traffic moves along Pacific Street near its intersection with 189th Street as snow falls in Omaha. (Image: AP)

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 Jeremy Binstock gives his niece Olivia Binstock a sledge ride as he hangs onto his dog Bagel, on Capitol Hill as a winter storm arrives in the region, in Washington. (Image: AP)

Jeremy Binstock gives his niece Olivia Binstock a sledge ride as he hangs onto his dog Bagel, on Capitol Hill as a winter storm arrives in the region, in Washington. (Image: AP)

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 Snow covers the North Lawn of the White House in Washington. A winter storm brought snow to the Mid-Atlantic region, where forecasters upped their predicted weekend accumulations and transportation and emergency officials urged residents to stay off the roads. (Image: AP)

Snow covers the North Lawn of the White House in Washington. A winter storm brought snow to the Mid-Atlantic region, where forecasters upped their predicted weekend accumulations and transportation and emergency officials urged residents to stay off the roads. (Image: AP)

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 Morgan Miller carries her one-year-old daughter Mia Jennings in one arm as she shovels the stairs to her Springfield home with the other. (Image: AP)

Morgan Miller carries her one-year-old daughter Mia Jennings in one arm as she shovels the stairs to her Springfield home with the other. (Image: AP)

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 A person walks past snow-covered trees in Loose Park, in the aftermath of a winter storm that dropped more than 8 inches of snow in the Kansas City. (Image: AP)

A person walks past snow-covered trees in Loose Park, in the aftermath of a winter storm that dropped more than 8 inches of snow in the Kansas City. (Image: AP)

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 People sledge on Capitol Hill as a winter storm arrives in the region, in Washington. (Image: AP)

People sledge on Capitol Hill as a winter storm arrives in the region, in Washington. (Image: AP)

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