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Atlantic braces for winter storm

Snowstorm pounding St. Louis has Washington and Baltimore in its sights Snowstorm Hammers Midwest Before Heading East
Pablo Mccormick | 13 January, 2019, 12:18

The National Weather Service says a storm stretching from the nation's capital to Colorado could bring the highest snow totals in several years to sections of Missouri and IL. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak said on Twitter on Friday there had been 50 accidents as of 5 p.m. CST.

The Missouri Department of Transportation warned residents not to travel in the storm if it wasn't necessary.

The Chicago area could start to see snowfall starting late Friday and going much of the day Saturday as most of IL was under winter storm warnings and advisories, with up to 9 inches of snow forecast for southwest parts of the state.

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

Horses stand in snow
Horses stand over a major winter storm which dropped around 8 inches of snow in Taos New Mexico on Jan. 11 2019

In Indiana, the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 were closed for hours Saturday after a semitruck jackknifed along the snow-covered highway near Lafayette, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Indianapolis.

Large sections of Missouri, Illinois and IN are under winter weather advisories, and hazardous travel conditions are expected through most of the weekend. Washington and Baltimore were added to the list of advisories, watches and warnings Friday afternoon. Illinois State Police said troopers along the Mississippi River across from St. Louis have responded to more than 100 crashes during the storm.

Traffic moves along the I-70 near Lawrence, Kansas, on Friday evening ahead of the expected snow storm.

A vehicle drives through falling snow in central Missouri, Jan. 11, 2019.

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In Kansas City, where the Chiefs were hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, about 8 inches of snow had fallen by early afternoon.

Gia, which is what The Weather Channel is calling it, should produce heavy snow and some ice accumulation in the Rockies and more than 1,000 miles eastward to Philadelphia and New Jersey. A foot was recorded in Columbia and 17 inches in Harrisburg as of 9 a.m. It would be among the city's 10 greatest snowstorms - landing at the No. 2 spot - of all time if that happens.

Baltimore is also in the path of these heavier bands of snowfall, with 4-6 inches of snow predicted for Sunday. It also hit parts of other states including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

AccuWeather called the storm the largest in the St. Louis area since 2014. Lighter snow is likely over far northern IL.

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The Appalachians will pick up some snow and sleet in Virginia, down through North Carolina and Tennessee.

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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