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Ice Storm Continues in the Plains

16 Jan 2017, 2:18 pm

An ice storm that was in the Central Plains this weekend continues to move northward, causing more travel problems.  Some roads were impassable as ice accumulated from the Texas Panhandle to Iowa. Thousands were left without power when the storm moved through. Electricity has been restored to most areas, but freezing rain and sleet continues to fall. Tree damage was reported in some areas as accumulations reached an inch.

Ice Storm Warnings remain in effect in parts of Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Freezing rain is possible into the Great Lakes and Northeast as well. Some areas could see an additional 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice into Tuesday.

The low pressure center will slowly lift northward and move into the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley into Tuesday. More travel problems are likely from Southern Minnesota into Western New York, until the warm air arrives.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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