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Continued: Bitter cold snap creeps into central, eastern US; some see snow, travel woes

  • Article by: ASSOCIATED PRESS , Associated Press
  • Last update: January 5, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Heavy snow combined with strong winds and cold created dangerous conditions Sunday in much of Missouri, prompting warnings that only those who absolutely need to venture out should do so. The state Department of Transportation said it was so cold the salt used to melt ice and snow wasn't very effective and that conditions were so bad they were endangering those driving the plows and trucks.

NEBRASKA

Officials are warning that frostbite and hypothermia are possible if Nebraska residents aren't prepared for the cold moving into the state Sunday afternoon. The Nebraska Humane Society urged pet owners to bring their animals inside.

NEW JERSEY

Weather-weary New Jersey residents got a short-lived respite Sunday, as warmer temperatures started to melt the snow and ice spawned by last week's major storm. But forecasters say frigid temperatures will return Monday night, when lows will drop to the single digits and wind chills could reach 15 degrees below zero.

TENNESSEE

Winter weather caused the cancellation and delay of flights both to and from Nashville and Memphis on Sunday. The Metro Nashville government said it was partnering with local organizations to make sure shelters were available. Some school districts have canceled classes Monday due to the forecast.

VIRGINIA

The National Weather Service has issued wind chill warnings that take effect Monday evening from the Alleghany Highlands southeast to the Virginia Piedmont, including the Roanoke and New River valleys, and areas west of the Blue Ridge. Those areas could see wind chills of minus 30 degrees.

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin braced Sunday for what the National Weather Service said will be the state's coldest weather since February 1996. Wind chills are expected to plummet to between 35 below to 60 below across the state by Monday morning.

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