Severe storms move across US
It’s bad and getting worse for parts of the Midwest, but it hasn't stopped some football fans from enjoying the NFL playoffs.
Packers fans helped shovel snow from the bleachers in Lambeau Field ahead of Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Packers asked for volunteers to clear the snow Sunday morning. The request originally asked for about 700 volunteers, according to CNN affiliate WLUK. Based on the forecast, the team says they now need about 350.
Approximately 348,273 customers are without power across 10 states as of 6:50 p.m. EST as severe weather impacts several parts of the country, according to poweroutage.us.
Top Areas by Outages
- Georgia 107,187
- Alabama 81,480
- Tennessee 39,369
- Mississippi 34,403
- West Virginia 19,995
- Arkansas 17,901
- Kentucky 16,230
- Louisiana 14,222
- Ohio 8,890
- Texas 8,596
These photos show "heavy damage" and "complete devastation" in Memphis, Tennessee. Numerous car repair shops and car lots in the area sustained significant storm damage.
Approximately 312,120 customers are without power across nine states as severe weather impacts several parts of the country, according to poweroutage.us.
Alabama, where three people have died due to storms, has the highest number of outages as of 4 p.m. EST Saturday.
Top Areas by Outages
- Alabama 133,119
- Mississippi 41,907
- Kentucky 32,085
- Louisiana 24,444
- Tennessee 24,161
- Arkansas 21,526
- West Virginia 12,741
- Texas 11,741
- Ohio 10,396
Flights in Chicago and Atlanta are subject to ground stops and delays due to weather, according to the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control System Command Center.
In Atlanta, there is a traffic management ground stop program in effect for planes arriving at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport due to thunderstorms, the FAA website says.
Flights destined for Chicago O’Hare International airport are subject to a ground delay program due to snow and ice, the website says.
A video taken from Chicago's Oak Street Beach shows how intense the storm has been on Lake Michigan this afternoon.
Cedar Hill Farm, a family owned and operated farm just south in Hernando, Mississippi, sustained significant property damage in the storm.
All the animals are accounted for, the farm said in a tweet this afternoon.
Some residents of North Texas got to see snow today as a giant storm makes its way across the US this weekend.
The following photo was taken this morning in a suburb just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
A firefighter and a police officer were killed while working the scene of a crash on Interstate 27 in Lubbock, Texas this morning, according to city officials.
A second firefighter was critically injured and remains in the hospital, officials said at a press conference Saturday morning.
Emergency responders arrived on scene of a single vehicle car accident on Interstate 27 around 8:30 a.m. CST.
While on scene, a second vehicle towing a trailer was traveling southbound when it crossed over the median, about 25 yards from the first accident, Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell said.
"While working both accidents a third vehicle traveling southbound" crossed over into struck two firefighters and one police officer, Mitchell said.
A 27-year-old male officer died at the scene, Mitchell said. The two firefighters were transported; a 39-year-old firefighter died at the hospital, Lubbock Fire Chief Shaun Fogerson said.
"When road conditions get this bad we need to make sure that people understand they need to slow down," Mitchell said.
"If people would respect road conditions this never would have happened," Fogerson said.
Overnight snow in "Lubbock was one inch" and there were still ice encrusted walkways and roads into Saturday, according to NWS.