Drivers were trapped on a Texas highway for more than nine hours as the second winter storm in a week hammered the middle of the country.
Almost every road in the Texas panhandle was impassable yesterday. The state even told most snowplow drivers to stay off the roads.
The storm dumped record snow as it moved east, with battering winds. HLN Meteorologist Bob Van Dillen reports snow totals up to 19 inches in Amarillo. 15 inches in Woodward, Oklahoma. Before all is said and done, he says up to 12 inches will fall in northern Missouri today.
Firefighters in Oklahoma couldn't reach a burning house because snow had drifted four feet deep.
The National Guard has been called out to help.
Where does it go from here? Van Dillen says, "[The storm] weakens pretty quickly, but it should be rain for the Northeast with continued snow in the Great Lakes. About 2 to 5 inches."
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