Snowstorm Churns Towards Washington, at Least Five Dead in U.S. Midwest

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Crews worked for hours to clear the field of snow of its coat of snow before the National Football League divisional playoff game.

It is expected that the storm will bring three to six inches of snow to Washington DC and some areas in northern and central parts of Maryland on Sunday before reaching into the mid-Atlantic region.

An additional inch or two of snow is expected through morning.

More than 450 flights across the USA had been canceled on Sunday morning, according to Flight Aware. Airports in Indianapolis and Kansas City, Missouri, also saw above-average cancellations as the storm tracked across the nation's midsection.

Friday afternoon, a plane slid off the runway after landing at Columbia Regional Airport in Columbia, Missouri, Rob Quinn tweeted shortly before 3:30 p.m. EST.

Thousands of residents are still coping without power across the metro after yesterday's storm.

Virginia's governor has already declared a state of emergency as the region braces for the first major snowstorm of the young year.

(AP) - Indiana State Police say northbound lanes of Interstate 65 have been closed for hours after a semitruck jackknifed along the snow-covered highway in northern Indiana.

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At least five people were killed in crashes on slick roadways in Kansas and Missouri.

Another Missouri driver, Hope Wilson, 32, died after sliding sideways across US-24 and hitting a auto moving in the opposite direction. Hundreds of thousands of power outages have been reported across Kansas, Missouri, Virginia and North Carolina, according to, and over 650 flights have been canceled as over 1,100 have experienced delays across the USA on Sunday as of 12 p.m. EST, according to FlightAware.

The storm wasn't bad news for everyone.

At least five people have died and scores were injured and stranded as a snowstorm pounded St. Louis and other parts of Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Bradley Horton, 62, of Topeka was killed after losing control of his pickup truck and striking the center barrier on the Kansas Turnpike. Illinois State Police said troopers along the Mississippi River across from St. Louis had responded to more than 100 crashes during the storm.

In Kansas, a collision of semitrailers caused the death of a 41-year-old driver from Mexico, The Associated Press reports.

In a tweet Saturday night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said it had responded to 57 injuries, 878 crashes, 1,790 stranded motorists and 3,918 calls for service.

In central Missouri, officials said about 12,000 households and businesses were without power in Columbia and the surrounding area at one point.