Snowstorm sweeps across U.S. Southeast

By CNN Wire Staff

Snow piled around stores in Oklahoma City Wednesday as another blast of winter weather hampered businesses across the Southeast, making roadways and runways perilous for travelers.

“This is round two, I guess,” said Jaime Walton, an employee at Westlake Ace Hardware. “It’s just hard to keep up with the snow here.”

The new storm comes barely a week after a record-setting weather system pummeled the Plains and the Midwest.

Parts of Oklahoma had received up to 12 inches of snow, according to the state Department of Emergency Management. Wind chills were 10 to 30 degrees below zero in some areas, and authorities were urging people to stay off the roads.

A winter storm warning was in place across portions of nine states — from Texas to Alabama. A winter weather advisory also touched portions of Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. The warnings and advisories were expected to move eastward throughout the day.
Snow and sleet are predicted as far south as central Texas, with 1 to 3 inches expected in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the National Weather Service said.

Weather crews at Dallas’ Love Field airport worked throughout Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning in an effort to keep runways clear, officials said.

At Dallas-Fort Worth International Aiport, crews did the same, according to airport spokesman David Magana. Some flights were cancelled at both airports because of the weather.

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