A snow storm claimed the lives of 9 people in the Midwest, in Virginia declared a state of emergency

At least 9 people, including police, died in accidents during a powerful snow stormthat struck the Midwest over the weekend.

In some areas, the storm began in the night from Friday to Saturday, January 12. Because of the strong wind gusts thousands of consumers were left without electricity, airports canceled dozens of flights. Wet snow on the roads caused hundreds of traffic accidents.

The main blow of winter weather fell on Missouri: there on the weekend because of the snow there have been more than 800 accidents. According to preliminary information, 57 people were injured and 4 were killed.

As of 2:00 pm this afternoon, MSHP has responded to:
• 3918 calls for service
• 1790 stranded motorists
• 878 crashes
• 57 injuries
* 4 fatalities

PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL. While roads are improving, many are still snow covered. Road conditions at https://t.co/ZDpgnCCZGC pic.twitter.com/y27n6kj0qv

— MSHP General HQ (@MSHPTrooperGHQ) January 12, 2019

Saturday in the suburbs of Chicago patrol Christopher Lambert stood by his car near the scene of an accident when he was hit by another car. At the hospital the man died.

«The patrol Lambert specifically put your vehicle to protect victims from a previous accident, and thus «caused the fire». He will be remembered for the dedication of police of Illinois and serving its residents,» — said the head of the state police Leo Schmitz.

Just over the weekend in Illinois have been more than 200 accidents, 2 persons, including patrol, were killed.

In Kansas was 3 accidents with a fatal outcome.

To date, a snow storm moved to the East, in the district of Washington (D.C.), Maryland, Virginia and New England States.

Today, January 14, offices of all Federal agencies in Washington will be closed, but trains and buses will resume movement. (Yesterday, public transport in the district of Columbia almost did not go.)

In Virginia Governor Ralph Northam at the weekend declared a state of emergency.

Governor Northam has declared a state of emergency in advance of the anticipated effects of winter weather expected this weekend. Read more here: https://t.co/snRmfh3Usx

Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) January 12, 2019

Fortunately, in the afternoon, according to the forecasters, the sky will begin to clear up and the snow will stop.