A shadow and lots of snow

February 2, 2022

SJ Munoz

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It was literally and figuratively Groundhog Day for many parts of the country as another winter storm brought heavy snow, ice and wind as well as freezing temperatures.

Just last week, a winter storm dropped as much as 2 feet of snow in the Northeast.

Due to the latest storm, the National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for portions of 16 states from Texas to Vermont, as of Feb. 2.

On Wednesday morning, the Midwest experienced the brunt of the storm with a majority of Missouri roads covered, according to travel information provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Some Missouri locales were even asking residents to avoid driving all together.

Kansas roads were in similar condition, according to a Wednesday morning social media post by the Kansas Department of Transportation. According to the post, nearly the entire Kansas Highway system was covered with snow and ice.

Photos posted on Twitter by the Illinois Department of Transportation on Feb. 2 showed completely covered Interstate highways as well as a map of the hundreds of snowplows clearing roads on Wednesday.

Upwards of a foot of snow is expected to fall in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio by storm’s end.  LL

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SJ Munoz joined the Land Line Media team in 2020. He brings a variety of skills to the job as he has experience as a reporter, photographer and in radio. He’s also written for Omaha Magazine, the Lawrence Journal-World, and PrepsKC.com.