Heavy Winter Storm Hits Much of Western, Central U.S.

Winter storms hit a vast region of the United States this weekend, bringing snow, wind and ice.

An area stretching from northern Texas to the Mid-Atlantic saw snow-covered roads, car accidents and travel delays Saturday and continuing Sunday.

Another wintry snowstorm hit California, dumping 5-10 centimeters of snow in the city of Auburn. This storm was on the move, bringing harsh conditions eastward.

In Texas, near freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall created an icy nightmare on the roads and stranded passengers in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Airport officials say more than 400 flights were canceled on Saturday.

A sign warns drivers of icy conditions on Interstate 66 in Manassas, Virginia, outside of Washington on Dec. 8, 2013. /Reuters A sign warns drivers of icy conditions on Interstate 66 in Manassas, Virginia, outside of Washington on Dec. 8, 2013. /Reuters

As heavy snow and freezing rain continued to lash the central U.S., utility crews in Texas and Arkansas tried to restore power to the more than 100-thousand households affected by the storm.

With the storms having moved east on Sunday, most of the central and western part of the country could face some of the coldest temperatures in years, the weather service predicted in an online forecast.

VOA News / Dec. 10, 2013 08:07 KST