A powerful storm brought snow and ice on the territory of more than 30 U.S. states. Due to bad weather on Tuesday and Wednesday was canceled more than 9,000 flights. Breaks power lines caused by strong winds and icing of wires, already deprived of electricity more than 100,000 customers in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas. Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.
In Chicago (Illinois) for the first time in 12 years because of the snow and frost canceled classes in schools. In dozens of U.S. cities in the central part of the country canceled classes in schools and other educational institutions, government agencies do not work and post office. In the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Wisconsin, where the state of emergency, to provide the necessary assistance to people planned to involve the U.S. National Guard. In the state of Missouri for the first time in its history because of snowfall completely blocked part of the federal highway between St. Louis and Kansas City.
According to meteorologists from the National Weather Service United States, as you move the cyclone from the west to the east snow and ice will grow in the eastern and north-eastern states, according to ITAR-TASS. "The cyclone lasted more than 4000 miles from New Mexico to Maine," — said meteorologist Pat Sletteri. In Florida, Georgia and Alabama announced a warning about the possibility of a tornado.