It’s a ‘mess,’ says AccuWeather

AccuWeather boils down the weather situation pretty succinctly, it’s a mess all over.

AccuWeather.com reportsĀ another winter storm is blasting through the Midwest and Northeast, following quickly on the heels of Monday’s weather mess.

Roads are a mess and travel is difficult at best from Chicago to as far eastward as Boston.

More than 6 inches of snow fell over portions of Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Northeastern Pennsylvania to southern New Hampshire could receive more than a foot of snow.

On the edge of the heaviest amounts, a wintry mix will cause slick, icy roadways.

“The heaviest rate of precipitation will occur early Wednesday morning over the central Appalachians and New England,” Sosnowski said.

For the full story, read “Midweek Winter Storm to Sock More Than Two Dozen States.”

All reports listed in CST

8:05 a.m. EST Wednesday: Westbound traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike rerouted after fatal tractor-trailer accident near exit 242.

7:55 a.m. EST Wednesday: More than 122,000 FirstEnergy customers are without power in parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and New Jersey.

7:40 a.m. EST Wednesday: Nearly 2,500 flights have been canceled across the U.S. so far as major eastern airports list excessive delays:

6:20 a.m. EST Wednesday: Connecticut Transit has suspended services for the time being and will reevaluate the weather situation at 7 a.m. EST.

5:55 a.m. EST Wednesday: Up to 127,000 PECO Energy customers in southeastern Pennsylvania currently listed without power.

5:09 a.m. EST Wednesday: Transformers were reportedly popping in Gloucester County, N.J., as trees and power lines have 0.25 of an inch of ice on them. There were 3,500 listed without power.

4:12 a.m. EST Wednesday: Binghamton, N.Y., reporting 7.6 inches of snow so far.

3:50 a.m. EST Wednesday: Latest totals detail 21,656 customers without electricity in Kentucky.

3:26 a.m. EST Wednesday: There is 10.5 inches of storm snowfall total in Riverside, Mis., which is just north of Kansas City.

1:29 a.m. EST Wednesday: Report of 5 inches of snow on the ground in Valencia, Butler County, Pa.

11:59 p.m. EST Tuesday: Numerous severe accidents have closed sections of I-70 and I-68 in Maryland in both directions.

11:18 p.m. EST Tuesday: As much as 4.5 inches of sleet on the ground in Milan, Ripley County, Ind., per NWS-trained spotter.

10:45 p.m. EST Tuesday: At least 0.75 of an inch of freezing rain has accumulated in Marion, Ky., via the emergency manager.

All reports listed below in CST

9:00 p.m. CST Tuesday: Mississippi Governor. Phil Bryant declares state of emergency due to winter storm.

8:55 p.m. CST Tuesday: Five inches of snow fell in two hours at New Lexington, Ohio, an NWS spotter reported.

8:50 p.m. CST Tuesday: Difficult travel reported across most of Indiana, the Indiana Department of Transportation said.

8:20 p.m. CST Tuesday: It was still snowing but 7.5 inches of snow had fallen 2o miles north of Terre Haute, Ind., an NWS spotter reported.

8:15 p.m. CST Tuesday: As much as 2.5 inches of snow fell in 50 minutes at Zanesville, Ohio, an NWS spotter reported.

8:05 p.m. CST Tuesday: Up to 7 inches of snow fell at Albany and Macon, Mo., an NWS cooperative observer and an emergency management official reported.

8:00 p.m. CST Tuesday: Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania closed its main and Clearfield, Pa., campuses for Wednesday, Feb. 5, the university said on its website.

7:50 p.m. CST Tuesday: Heavy sleet with one mile visibility reported at Cincinnati, according to NWS observation.

7:45 p.m. CST Tuesday: Snowing near Toledo, Ohio, on U.S. Route 20. Webcam from the OhioDOT.

7:25 p.m. CST Tuesday: Entergy Arkansas reports widespread and extensive ice-related damage with downed power lines, broken poles in back yards and city streets and collapsed cross-arms across the area.

7:20 p.m. CST Tuesday: 0.3 inches of freezing rain at Kevil, Ky., an NWS spotter reported.

6:50 p.m. CST Tuesday: 11.5 inches of snow fell at Mount Hope, Kan., an NWS cooperative observer reported.

6:40 p.m. CST Tuesday: With more snow expected, Wichita, Kan., broke a 117-year-old snow record with 7 inches. The old record was 5 inches in 1897.

6:30 p.m. CST Tuesday: Moderate snow and ice conditions occurring in southwest Ohio, according to OhioDOT.

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