Storm reports: Deadly winter storm spreads snow, ice into mid-Atlantic

While snow tapers off across Missouri, Illinois and Indiana on Sunday, residents of the mid-Atlantic will face power outages, slick roads and travel delays as snow and ice continue to pile up on Sunday.

"For many areas, this will be a long-duration winter storm event that lasts more than 12 hours and perhaps as long as 48 hours in some cases," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

The winter storm began to unfold over the region on Friday afternoon with heavy snow and freezing rain across Missouri and Kansas. Some motorists became stranded on the snow-covered roads for hours, and additional travel delays continued through Saturday. At least four deaths have been reported in Missouri, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. CNN reports an additional three deaths occurred in Kansas, bringing the total storm death toll to seven.

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A snow-covered car is parked outside a home in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday - causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A man jogs with his dog down a snow-covered street in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday - causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Joslyn Fontanella, 8, takes a break from shoveling a walkway to taste some snow in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday, causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A driver in a small car follows three snow plows down a major road in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday - causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Cars move slowly on a snowy Durham, N.C., street after several inches fell on Sunday Dec. 9, 2018. A storm spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South has millions of people in its path, raising the threat of immobilizing snowfalls, icy roads and possible power outages. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)
A snow plow moves on a snowy Durham, N.C., street after several inches fell on Sunday Dec. 9, 2018. A storm spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South has millions of people in its path, raising the threat of immobilizing snowfalls, icy roads and possible power outages. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)
A Duke Energy crew works to restore power in Raleigh, N.C,. as snow continues to fall Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2018. A storm spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South has millions of people in its path, raising the threat of immobilizing snowfalls, icy roads and power outages. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)
A couple shovels their driveway in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday - causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
SANTA ANA, CA - DECEMBER 06: A woman jumps over flowing water along East Santa Clara Avenue in Santa Ana as heavy rainfall fell throughout Orange County on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Heavy rain from a winter storm passing through Southern California flooded streets. (Photo by Mark Rightmire/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
SANTA ANA, CA - DECEMBER 06: A curious onlooker watches a flash flood waters from heavy rainfall rushes through Hart Park in Orange on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Heavy rain from a winter storm passing through Southern California flooded streets. (Photo by Mark Rightmire/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
COSTA MESA, CA - DECEMBER 06: Joe Suzuki paddles around submerged cars on Pomona Avenue near 17th Street in Costa Mesa, CA, on Thursday, Dec 6, 2018. Heavy rain from a winter storm passing through Southern California flooded streets. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
GARDEN GROVE, CA - DECEMBER 06: A women rides her bicycle on the sidewalk of Downie Place near Fairview Street in Garden Grove, CA, on Thursday, Dec 6, 2018. Heavy rain from a winter storm passing through Southern California flooded streets. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
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Snow, sleet and freezing rain moved into the mid-Atlantic and Carolinas on Saturday evening. Roads quickly became slick and travel delays mounted.

The weight of the heavy, wet snow could cause some trees to snap, leading to sporadic power outages. The freezing rain event unfolding in the higher elevations of North Carolina and southwestern Virginia can also lead to widespread power outages.

Download the free AccuWeather app to see the start and end time of the storm as well as how much snow is predicted for your area.


9 a.m. EST Sunday:

A plane reportedly skidded off the runway at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport earlier this morning. There were no reports of injuries. 

According to FlightAware, there have been more than 1,000 flight cancellations today. More than 200 of those are from Reagan National Airport.

8:39 a.m. EST Sunday:

AccuWeather Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer is in Roanoke, Virginia, where sleet, freezing rain and snow continues to accumulate. 

8:10 a.m. EST Sunday:

The city of Richmond, Virginia, has activated its emergency operations center.

The New Jersey Turnpike has instituted a speed restriction of 45 mph for the entire length from the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the George Washington Bridge.

Crews were out treating snow-covered roads in Prince Georges County, Maryland, early Sunday morning.


As of 8 a.m. EST Sunday, all storm reports will now be listed in Eastern time.


5:35 a.m. CST Sunday:

Heavy ice accretion across western North Carolina has now resulted in nearly 100,000 power outages.


4:02 a.m. CST Sunday:

Power outage reports are nearing 50,000 in North Carolina, where freezing rain continues to glaze raised surfaces including trees and power lines.

Farther north, snow is starting to take a toll on area roadways. Slick roads and low visibility will make travel slow and dangerous on Sunday morning as crews work to plow and treat area roadways.

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